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Ecommunity in Poland

Converting a factory into housing

The project entitled Ecommunity proposes the conversion and transformation of an existing factory into collective housing in the city of Lodz in Poland.

The individual housing units are distributed to create an alternating sequence of outdoor courtyards and indoor living spaces, with trees irregularly dispersed throughout the building complex.

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Ecommunity Factory
Next Generation prizes: The future is in their hands
“Addressing the existing building stock of cities as a resource in its own right”
Project Entry 2017 for Europe
Project Details
Lodz, Poland
Malgorzata Mader
Main Author
Malgorzata Mader
Lodz University of Technology, Poland
"Next Generation" 1st prize 2017
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