Passage 56


The former passage was closed due to the construction of a new building, but eventually it was classified as unbuildable because of windows of neighboring buildings. Therefore, in 2005, the city initiative DPVI invited the studio "aaa" to explore the possible use of this vacant  and yet highly visible space located in the very center of the Saint Blaise district.

Passage 56
foto "aaa"

Project description

City Paris (France)
No. of inhabitants  2,2 M
Location E (P20)
Title Passage 56
Building passageway
Address 56 Rue Saint-Blaise, 75020 Paris 
Date of origin 20 cent.
Monument not mentioned
Original function passageway
Owner city of Paris
Usable space vacant space (void)
Kind of contract assignment
Tenant city of Paris (DPVI)
Date of launch 2005
Temporary function community centre with garden
Pattern impulse
Architecture sustainability
Construction recycling, composting, solar panels
Urbanism activation of vacant spot
Future eco construction