consolidating the center 

Consolidation is associated with construction on vacant lots that are already serviced or close to community services. 

How could vacant sites be developed / optimized without requiring ‘invasive’ construction methods ?

WHY IS CONSOLIDATING IMPORTANT ? 

  • New residential development sites are getting farer from the center, damaging precious natural landscapes

  • Those who live in new developments have to considerable distances to reach the center, especially for those who do not own a vehicle

  • In its revision, the master plan does not envisage the reconfiguration of existing zoning in the center of the village 

WHERE ?

Proximity with the center of the village

Developing strategic sectors of the village will benefit from close relationships while maintaining the privacy and security of each and everyone. Combined with pile foundations, "utilidors" can significantly reduce the need for pads as well as truck traffic in and around the village.

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Housing Coop : proximity with friends and family and shared facilities

Construction of usual house model (Makivik)

New houses for workers

Views towards the river and reduced "pads"

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Reconfiguration of streets that facilitates the development of sites near services

Expansion of the school on the actual site and creation of a protected school yard. 

architecture projects credits : m-j. allaire-côté, 2017 ; evok architecture ; a. morency, 2017 ; société makivik 

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New utilidor system

 
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Utilidor system 

Potable water

Waste

Movement

by gravity

 
New house models

Qatigiipuut

by m.-j. allaire-côté

La maison comme un voyage

by a.morency