Social Aspect of Chêne Pointu
Chêne Pointu was built in the 1960s by Bernard Zehrfuss, student of Le Corbusier, was the dream of the home ownership of the middle class which quickly deteriorated into a vertical slum. Today 70% of residents live below poverty line stuck with overpriced maintenance costs. A three bedroom house, 65 m2, could have 17 people living in it. A lot of the families feel stuck in this situation. The immobile, the disabled, the elderly, cant keep going up and down the stairs due to faulty lifts. Yet even though they are segregated from the outside, they form a strong helping community within them.