“Nothing is lost, nothing is created, everything is transformed.” These famous words from Lavoisier became the motto of Brézillon which opened a contaminated soil transit, sorting and recovery platform in February.
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Friday February 22nd, 2019
La Manufacture des Allumettes: Bringing a historic heritage site to life
A massive project undertaken almost 10 years ago, the Manufacture des Allumettes was converted and refurbished into rented social housing for the residents of the agglomeration. This innovative approach has two objectives: to preserve one of the town’s historic monuments; and to respond to the territorial issues faced by the whole region.
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