For historical and geographic reasons, the old stone city of Bordeaux was built in the west, on the left bank of the Garonne, with the plain to the west and the plateau to the east, protecting against flooding and invasions. As a result, the right bank still has unexploited potential.
The aim of the Garonne Eiffel project is to create a constructed and strongly characterised landscape, which complements the old stone city with an additional riverside band of landscaped greenery and infrastructure. This transformation process is based on the powerful multiplicity of the existing site. Through its conjunction with the infrastructure, it is nature that determines the site and which provides an ecological reservoir of biodiversity, a unifying plane and a link between scales.
Garonne-Eiffel master plan and project management of public spaces
Bordeaux, Bègles, Floirac (33), France
Studies in progress
TVK, Pascal Cribier et Patrick Ecoutin, Ingerop, Tribu, Sémaphores
Vincent Hertenberger, Sarah Sauton (project managers), Léonard Cattoni, Hee-Won Jung, Camille Le Bivic, Emmanuelle Lévêque, Gemma Mila, Pauline Parcollet, Verdiana Spiciarelli