Christophe Hutin is Architekt, researcher and professor with tenure at the Ecole Nationale Supérieure d’Architecture of Bordeaux. Graduated in 2003, he studied and documented townships and squatter camps of Soweto near Johannesburg. This experience leaded to the publication of the book “L’enseignement de Soweto, Construire librement” (Édition Acte Sud), co-edited with Patrice Goulet. Since that time, he developed a recognized knowledge of housing questions in South Africa, which resulted in conceiving and organising the annual events EUNIC international architecture studio, supported by the European Cultural Institutes of South Africa in Johannesburg, since 2008. It consists of workshops and exchange studios between architects, inhabitants, teachers and students on the questions of contemporary urban development on critical sites (informal housing, squat, etc.).

Specialised on sustainable architecture based on economy of construction, he realised numerous housing projects and cultural public institutions. Various realisations, especially those in collaboration with the architects Lacaton and Vassal (urban study of 50 000 dwellings, transformation project of block G, H, I in the Cité du Grand Parc of Bordeaux) show his conducted research.