Workshop leader

Born in France in 1955. Graduated from the School of architecture of Bordeaux in 1980. Diploma in Urban Planning at the university of Bordeaux in 1984. Visiting professor at the University of Madrid, MCH Master in Collective Housing 2007-2013, 2017, at the EPFL Lausanne, 2004, 2006 and 2010-11, University of Florida, Ivan Smith Studio in 2012, University of NY-Buffalo, Clarkson Chair in 2013, at the Pavillon Neuflize OBC-Palais de Tokyo, Paris, in 2013-2014, at Harvard GSD : Kenzo Tange 2011 & Design critic 2015, at TU Delft, sem 2016-17.

Anne Lacaton Workshop 2018

"Housing and Reuse. Good conditions of life"

Workshop Leader: Anne Lacaton
Assistant teacher: Diego García-Setién

MCH Workshop Length: 3 days



Housing and Reuse. Good conditions of life

Packard Project | PostIndustrial Life | Residential ReHab of Packard Plant | Detroit


This year’s workshop will continue exploring the potential reuse of industrial facilities to become dwelling structures and in the context of the MCH, collective housing. We will work around a current topic related with the future reuse of one of the most important industrial complexes in the World, both for its historical importance and its dimensions.


MCH students will work on the design of potential scenarios related to the implementation of residential and mixed-use program at the Packard Complex. The 3-day workshop will be organized in order to attain the best results which will be presented in the format of a short video or as a set of images/collages illustrating a project and a narrative (*) Extensive information about the PPP can be found online, although you can read a resume below. Even if different solutions were given for the different buildings of the complex, developed during 50 years, Packard #10 will be taken as the architectural model for this workshop.


Reuse such buildings is an opportunity to design and invent new typologies of housing, far away from standards, giving more space to each of various qualities and atmospheres.

This is also the opportunity to confront with deep spaces, normally considered un-usefull or lacking quality.



Anne Lacaton MCH Workshop was held in Madrid, from Monday 16st of July to Wednesday 18th of July 2018.

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