In the town of Mittelhausbergen in Alsace, urbanisation is the source of destruction of rural identity, the source of a division between the inhabitants and a source of a violent landscape’s change. In this context of a loss of identity, I have chosen to reimplant an old local agriculture which is the cultivation of hops and to implant local types of fruit trees which are traditional of rural countrytowns in Alsace. In my project, the cultivation of hops is placed in three unused fields and the fruit trees are planted in the streets of the town. In the middle of one of the hops field, a welcoming place is landscaped to become a place of life. The vernacular form of the hop yard is used as a structural system that can be adapted and reproduced to create installations directly in the public sphere. The main goal of this project is to propose an alternative to aseptical urbanisation.
Le chemin du houblon et ses vergers