Rue de la République

Transformative Design process including Design Thinking
Commercial development of the Rue de la République
with Make-it-Marseille
pour Constructa
Marseille, France

We conducted a Work Camp to connect the street to it's citizens and develop usage scenarios to cater to locals needs. Structured by a mix of expert sessions, active exercises and in-situ investigations, the focus was on the development of a collaborative team spirit within multidisciplinary teams. To find new ideas, we worked on heightening the participants creative confidence in order to dare to address unknown situations.

Empathic neighborhood

The proxemic specificities between inhabitants to find new potential connections and develop an updated “home” model. Sustainable thinking and acting are muting our present consumer society. We realise that not everyone needs to own everything, foods could be grown more locally and we could create our own energy in independent private units. This mutation could be the departure point for new reasons of interaction.

The Marseillais

The multi-disciplinary teams took to the streets to meet the inhabitants of the Rue de la
République. They immersed themselves in the reality of the citizens, to truly understand their concerns and needs.

Triumph of space

Three scenarios with different time frames imagine how the citizens could interact and live in the street of "la République". The services and shaping of the street follows the needs of these habitants for it become essential to the daily life of the citizens of Marseille.


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