Bellastock will share 15 years of experiments in circular economy and transitory urbanism applied to the fields of urban design, architecture, and construction. Demonstrative projects and field studies involving the reuse of reclaimed building elements and tactical urbanism fed the development of public applied-research programs that contributed to the dissemination of a collaborative and frugal culture among planning and architecture professionals. Through its annual festival, workshops, and professional training programmes, Bellastock is also fully committed in the sharing of innovative practices among professionals and future professionals, and in pedagogy and sensitization among a wider public.
These complementary fields of action give Bellastock the capacity to explore and develop new ways to work the materiality of places, buildings and territories, in response to the challenges of tomorrow which are, more than ever, the challenges of today.
Bellastock is a cooperative community-oriented enterprise (SCIC) in the field of architecture. Our work focuses on the valuation of territories and resources. Bellastock has 10 years of experience in circular economy applied to the construction sector, and especially on the reuse of building elements, through demonstrative pioneering projects and national and European research programmes. This has allowed our organization to provide technical assistance in more than 100 architectural projects and raise awareness among the French construction sector.
Bellastock thus initiates innovative, ecological, and solidarity-based projects, and proposes alternatives to the traditional act of building by organising the flows of materials and prefiguring territorial transformations.
In 2020, Bellastock won the ‘Palmarès des Jeunes Urbanistes’ (‘Young Urbanists Award’), awarded every two years by the Ministry of Territorial Cohesion and the Ministry of Ecological Transition.