Death of Roland Castro, architectural legend and former figure in May 1968
The urban architect Roland Castro died Thursday in Paris at the age of 82. This drawing enthusiast had notably created the International City of Comics in Angoulême, or the Bourse du Travail in Saint-Denis. A figure of May 1968, Roland Castro was also known for his commitments to the left. Activist of the Communist Party then Maoist, he finally gave his support to Emmanuel Macron in 2017.
The Head of State also paid tribute Friday morning on Twitter to a “legend of architecture and urban planning. »
“Roland Castro has left us. On our urban landscape, it bequeaths an indelible imprint. To the citizens, an inspiration, ”said the president.
He loaded it a report on Greater Paris, in 2018.
Among the priorities of his “Grand Paris”, Roland Castro wanted to put an end to large isolated complexes by creating places of attractiveness in the districts, by creating beauty. “Beauty pacifies,” he says. He also imagined hanging and shared gardens, plantations of trees, flowers, vegetable gardens… To put an end to disruptions, he also recommended clearing the ring road, transforming the A86, helping to cross the Seine and the Marne…