Cancon is a small-town of 1500 inhabitants in southwestern France.
The RN21 and the flow of thousands of cars and trucks split the city in two parts. As a result, the historic part of the village and the new dynamic one are no longer linked.
The project raises these two questions:
How can we unite the two parts again by creating a new dynamic and strong identity for this place?
How can the locals be included in the process?
“Cancon s’y met” attempts to answer these questions in a simple way.
We exploit a ‘low budget’ by using urban acupuncture.
This method allows us to deal with as many problems as possible by setting up several humorous and inexpensive projects. Easily adaptable and fast to build, urban acupuncture gives unity to the whole village.”