Hafsia Quarter I Conservation, Tunisia, Africa
 
 
Year1977latitude: 36° 48'
longitude: 10° 10'
Period
Initiator(s)
Planning organization
Nationality initiator(s)
Designer(s) / Architect(s)
Design organization
Inhabitants
Target population
Town website
Town related links
Literature

type of New Town: > scale of autonomy
New-Town-in-Town
Satellite
New Town
Company Town
> client
Private Corporation
Public Corporation
> policy
Capital
Decentralization
Industrialization
Resettlement
Economic
 
'The reconstruction of this residential and commercial sector in the former Jewish quarter of Tunis called for the insertion of new low-income dwellings, combined with offices, shops and a suq, into a surrounding area bordered to the north and east by traditional courtyard houses on narrow winding streets, and to the west and south by modern constructions including three four-storey apartment buildings, a market, and two schools with playing fields. The planners have succeeded in maintaining a harmonious relationship with the scale and construction of the old neighbourhood as well as the nearby modern structures. The project failed, however, as low-income housing. Local political forces made the housing available to shopkeepers, artisans, white collar workers, executives and professionals to the complete exclusion of the local poor.' From the source. QUITE BIG SCALE PROJECT ORIGINALY INTENDED FOR THE POOREST PEOPLE BUT LATER OFFERED TO A MORE WELL OF CLIENTEL.

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