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(Above) Isometric drawing of pari of ZUP Perseigne, showing Kroll's modification┬╗* the existing fabric

(Bottom) Typical roof and floor plans

(Above) Isometric drawing of pari of ZUP Perseigne, showing Kroll's modification┬╗* the existing fabric

(Bottom) Typical roof and floor plans

tation. might look appear to a hasty observer flying overhead. A clear juxtaposition was created between the Roman-like, rational, orthogonal parallelepiped layout of the original project and the 'Gallic'. Asterixlike zigzag, pointed, multi-directional, exploding, carnavalesque geometry of the new anti plan. Like Rabelais' vision of the 'world turned upside down'. Kroll's re design had unmistakable shock value, combatting, at least symbolically, the deadening impact of the bureaucratic, technocratic routines. As such, it was a 'critical' project. The way in which Kroll chose to create a critical consciousness, upholding a solution which respected local constraints as opposed to universal ones, makes it close in spirit to a critical regionalist project. However. Kroll's re-designed Perseigne is not like a Constructivist or Surrealist work, a negative intellectual critique of an academic approach. Rather, the revised ZUP Perseigne is a positive intervention. The seemingly disorderly paths and volumes, the new openings and obstacles, are mostly there to redeem disfunctioning built

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