"Stairway to Heaven" . Image © Thomas Jensen “Stairway
to Heaven” . Image © Thomas Jensen

In their recently completed thesis project, Sebastian Siggard,
Neemat Azizullah, and Thomas Ron propose the revitalization of a
19th century Parisian water reservoir into a new cultural hub.
Addressing growing social issues and inequality across Europe, the
project, titled “New Parisian Stories,” promotes social
interaction in an effort to create a more integrated and cohesive
society. Two primary questions motivate their design: With the 2024
Olympics games coming to Paris, what role can
architecture play in capturing the opportunities and potential of
such events? And how can architecture better the lives of those
lowest in society while also creating social and sympathetic spaces
for people of all languages, cultures and ages?

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