Revolution Tower – World Social Center (WSC)

Downtown civic center reconfiguration

Design upon the request of Tunisian President, Moncef Marzouki’s, post revolution innovation advisor. As an unprecedented project in the Arab world, the complex proposes a new public civic space associated with democratic practices: the people’s Agora, renamed as the Square of the People, the Promenade of the People, with fountains dedicated to the martyrs of the revolution, the Garden of Liberty and the Garden of Delights, WSC tower which houses spaces dedicated to social, economic, and artistic innovation. Project total area: 78 000m²

Design Team Philippe Barriere Collective Tn (PB+Co) : Matthew R. Pauly, Hughes St Hilaire, Nicolas Wojcik, Charles Gretas, Yoann Plourde, Ottavy Thibault, Jonathan Lajchter, Samuel Pouliot, Sébastien Lequeux, Catherine Bouchard, Adnen Ben Tanfous, Alexandre Hamlyn, Emmanuelle Cardu Gobeille, Maher Bellaj (Tunisia).

DateMay 2012 – May 2013LocationSquare of 14 Janvier, Tunis, TunisiaClientFondation Symboles, Tunis, TunisiaLocal architectStudio 3, Tunis, TunisiaStructural EngineerPascal Pierre (Canada), Michel Bertrand (France)Building Cost EngineerMB&Co, Paris (France)Local EngineerTarek Gorbel, Tunis (Tunisie)RenderingsLMM, Mathieu Grenier Digital Artist (Canada)Graphic DesignerWiklo, Mohamed Souheil (Dubai)Landscape ArchitectsPhilippe Barriere Collective Tn (PB+Co) (Philippe Barriere, Sébastien Lequeux)