The Alegria Social Housing provides a place of joy for those in need. It is thus appropriate that the word 'alegria' means 'joy' in Spanish. The minimalist white building is dotted with a slew of brightly hued panels that not only create a fun and lighthearted place to live, but also engages in a form of color therapy for its residence.
Built by architects Agence Bernard Buhler, the Alegria Social Housing is located in Bayonne, France. Boosting the mood of potentially disadvantaged residents, the interior is just as bright as the exterior since a lot of natural light is let in. In addition to the apartments, the Alegria Social Housing has three commercial premises on the ground floor and parking underground.