Unité d´socialization is a socio-spatial critique of Le Corubsier’s high-rise public housing typology. The project is grounded in a historical and theoretical investigation of the relationship between humanism, modernism and public housing. It postulates that modernism (particularly the high-rise typology) showcases the shortcomings of humanist utopian agendas which fail to consider the complexities of human experience and inter-human dynamics, particularly those pertaining to power. This heavily program-centric intervention sees the activation of underutilised areas through the inclusion of a market and community centre, the unification of residents with the wider community through a porous edge condition and the manipulation of rigid modernist structures which will serve rather than dictate program. Though the juxtaposition of architectural and programmatic interventions, Unité d´socialization draws into question architecture’s capacity to improve socio-spatial polarisation and hopes to set a new agenda for public housing in Victoria.