brussels-based JDS architects have received first place and the commission for the ‘euralille youth centre’ in lille, the firm’s premier project to be realized in france. the triangular plot accommodates three separate programmatic areas for a youth hostel, kindergarten and offices, each placed in one of the site’s corners. this distribution ensures maximum privacy while maintaining close proximity between the spaces. the building’s trifold form lifts upward at the street corners to generate open plazas which activate pedestrian interactions along the bustling avenues.
November 10, 2016
ROCKITECTURE 2016 Raises Almost $80,000
On October 20, hundreds of partygoers joined us at the newest jewel in the Uptown skyline, McKinney and Olive, for a memorable evening. With delicious hors d'oeuvres and cocktails, guests enjoyed creating a photographic flipbook and analysis by our "lipsologist" as they bid on more than 150 silent auction items ranging from art and furniture to accessories and one-of-a-kind experiences. All in all, the event raised $78,500 in support of DCFA educational programming, including walking tours and events, youth programs, and scholarships and traveling fellowships. This year, a portion of the ROCKITECTURE proceeds will benefit the DCFA Diversity in Architecture Scholarship, an effort critical to the future of the design profession.