Les acteurs de l’architecture des Hauts-de-France se mobilisent les 14, 15 et 16 octobre pour la 7e édition des Journées nationales de l’architecture placées sous le thème « Architecture à habiter ».

The 7th National Architecture Days will take place on October 14, 15 and 16, 2022. Initiated by the Ministry of Culture in 2016, these days aim to bring together initiatives that contribute to the discovery of architecture and its professions by all audiences. They aim to illustrate the presence of architecture in all territories, whether they are large projects or everyday constructions.

The 2022 edition of the National Architecture Days explores the «Architectures to inhabit». This broad theme allows the public to discover inhabited places, from housing itself to the neighbourhood that surrounds it, to detect its qualities and appreciate the cultural and creative dimension of architecture, which translates our lifestyles and stimulates our emotions. Participants will learn how architects design wellness spaces using new building techniques, using healthier, more resource-efficient materials.

Architecture Days in Hauts-de-France

In Hauts-de-France, more than 70 events are offered, spread over the five departments of the region. For three days, architecture can be seen in all its dimensions, through urban walks, debates, film screenings, exhibitions, site visits, open doors and workshops for young audiences.

The agency «Brazier et Nervo» in Abbeville in the Somme invites students from several middle and high schools to discover the universe of architecture in a playful way, in different forms. Thus, an idea contest will be proposed to them with the theme of this 7e publishing. To carry out this project, they will have for materials unexpected mediums as negatives photos to mobilize all their imagination. They will also attend documentary film screenings on the world of architecture and discover the different stages of the realization of a project in a dynamic and visual way, in 2D and 3D.  

In Wervicq-Sud In the North, the agency DUC-FAVA Architecture, offers to the public to visit a passive house, building perfectly isolated from the cold and the hot and a family workshop entitled «Imagine our ideal family house». The public will be able to build their ideal house in miniature.

The prefiguring pavilion of the Maison du Patrimoine de Saint-Omer in Pas-de-Calais opens its doors on the occasion of this emblematic event.

In Chantilly "City of art and history", the public will leave with a speaker to discover the history of the district «Le Coq Chantant», its architect, the construction processes of the years 1950-60, the impact on the population of Chantilly and will end with a visit to the church of Saint Francis.

During the Glorious Thirties, the town planning of this city of Oise experienced a real change with the construction of large projects and new neighborhoods on the outskirts of the city. The Singing Rooster is one of the most striking examples. Designed by architect Jean George, the district has a large architectural unit with residential buildings, but also a church and a school.

Find the program of National Architecture Days on the dedicated website