VEJA X DARWIN,
A TEST-HUB FOR REPAIRING AND RECYCLING TO LAUNCH
THE STORE OF THE FUTURE IN BORDEAUX
Darwin is a different place, a life-size playground for ecological and social
innovation, inspired by urban cultures.
Launched in Bordeaux in 2007, its founder Philippe Barre had the desire
and the courage to renovate this former barracks and turn it into an alternative
place, a space for sharing and reflection on the role of the company
in the service of the general and collective interest.
This space brings together 50 associations and 200 companies, breaking the
traditional ways of integrating art, commerce, culture, work, and sport.
Also known for its coworking spaces, Darwin is a place of sharing. This former
military barracks of 90,000 m2 on the Quai des Queyries revitalizes
the right bank of Bordeaux. It shelters around a million people every year,
800 people work there every day, and this figure is set to increase in the