Co-Design of Citizen Spaces

About this project

The CLIC Bordeaux-Cartierville has newly partnered with Espaces temps to receive support to conceptualize citizen spaces for the future Bordeaux-Cartierville community centre, which will be created in a building that belonged to the Sisters of Providence.

Through a series of consultations, the Bordeaux-Cartierville community described its expectations for this space.

  • Community members want access to neutral, free and inclusive spaces that are open year-round, seven days a week.
  • They want places where they can meet, talk, relax, and have a coffee.
  • They want to use this space without having to take part in planned or structured activities.

This vision has led to exciting design challenges. To create a suitable space, Espaces temps and the CLIC Bordeaux-Cartierville will reflect on the following questions:

  • What does the community look like and how will people interact with these spaces?
  • What meaning will the community give to these new spaces?
  • How can we create spaces for different levels of involvement, from relaxation to active participation?
  • How can we make these spaces user-friendly?


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Creating a citizen space means engaging with a community to meet its needs and expectations.