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Lack between people and places. Toulouse Le Mirail


Le Mirail de Toulouse, planned by S. Woods, P. Dony, A. and G. Candilis Josic in 1961, is a complex of three neighborhoods:-Mirail University, the Reynerie, Bellefontaine to accommodate 100,000 residents in 800 hectares of ground. «Le Mirail n’était pas un projet pour les gens caser, c’était une nouvelle vision de ville». In this way Georges Candilis defined a project that wanted to go beyond the simple answer to the problem of housing and, in its utopian character, proposed a new way of life through innovative architectural and urban forms. But the utopia had to quickly come to terms with reality and, in the 80s, began to emerge the first problems of security and social segregation, which are still unresolved and which are struggling to find a definitive answer.

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