Saisons Zéro in the Poor Clares Monastery, Roubaix
Heir to three founding concepts – zero waste, frugality and reuse – the Maison POC Circular Economy, installed in the former Monastery in Roubaix will focus primarily on enhancing the value of the POCs of the territory.
Thought as a catalyst for positive practices, the Maison POC Circular Economy will ensure to value the right questions rather than the answers, the whys and the how more than the expected results. Some 60 projects of POC from the metropole and elsewhere – presented as systems experimentation, with an emphasis on citizen participation and co-design – will dialogue with temporary installations made by international designer
The Maison POC works like a bridge between the local ecosystem, the neighbourhood, the city, the metropolis and international propositions, dealing with important themes : modes of production in short supply chain and with low energy impact, responsible and thrifty consumption, use of environmentally friendly materials (renewable resources, bio-based materials), waste management and reuse.
As a living and evolving laboratory open to everyone, the Maison POC will be built step by step thanks to the active participation of project stakeholders and the public. In this spirit of transmission and under the pretext of a temporary scenography, certain areas of the Monastery will be rehabilitated and provided with modular reusable structures. Thus, the Maison POC Circular Economy will show how to make a space for events sustainable, accessible and eco-responsible. The rehabilitation of the Monastery is a project initiated and supported by the City of Roubaix. Transitional occupation of the Monastery – entitled “Seasons Zero” – is provided by the collective of architects Zerm in cooperation with the Association Yes We Camp, the historian Gilles Maury and the company ICAR.