The redevelopment of the Place de la République is based on the concept of an open scene with multiple urban uses. The new square creates a large-scale landscape and becomes an urban resource, available and adaptable for different uses. The statue of Marianne, the reflective pool, the pavilion and the alignment of trees reaffirms a strong axis. This harmony is amplified by the serene balance of the mineral element and a horizontal ground. This level consists of prefabricated concrete paving slabs in different shades of grey. Due to its exceptional size, its symbolic and popular history, the Place de la République becomes a new centre of attraction, a place for exchanges and encounters. The north-west part of the square houses a pavilion, a unique building, glazed throughout, thereby preserving a continuous impression of this singular space.
Redevelopment of Place de la République
Paris 3th, 10th, 11th, France
Delivered in 2013
TVK (lead architect and urban designer), Martha Schwartz and Areal (landscape architects), Yann Kersalé (lighting creator), Atec (engineer), Citec (traffic and movement consultant), TransSolar (environmental consultant), Ville Ouverte (concertation)
Vincent Hertenberger (project director), Diane Gobillard, Julien Jacquot, Agathe Lavielle, Nicolas Mallet
The largest pedestrian square in Paris
24 heures sur place by Ila Bêka and Louise Lemoine (2014)