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IMGP SAINT-DENIS PLEYEL — MIXED-USE

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The project claims measured density as a way of achieving quality of living: a balance between intensity, metropolitan desirability, and proximity to the territory. The service sector goes hand-in-hand here with the residential and open characteristics of the neighbourhood. The cultural, artistic, creative and sportive ambitions carry the identity and attractiveness of the project. TVK proposes to develop it in ‘seasons’, through scenarisation, a long-term, dynamic process, capable of integrating the evolution of our society, and above all to reach shared collective goals. The scheme offered relies on the diversity of the typologies proposed in the individual programmes: from artisanal activity to the tower housing the office, from the house over the gymnasium to the panoramic flat for the accommodation, from the proximity services to Mix Pleyel, a multi-purpose performance hall a multi-purpose performance hall opened on the railway.

Inventons la Métropole du Grand Paris [Inventing the Greater Paris Metropolis]: Office tower (120m high-rise), office building (50m high-rise), 820 families’ accommodations, co-living, youth hostel, co-working space, cultural agency, manufacture, crafts, digital studios, rooftop restaurant, gymnasium–climbing, Martial Arts National Centre, Mix Pleyel (multi-purpose events room, 2000 people's concert hall, recording studios…), caretaker’s lodge, crèche, house of the project, mobility central, shops, gardens and public spaces.
CLIENT Axa Investment Managers, Vinci Immobilier
AREA 167 000 sq.m SDP
TEAM TVK, Chartier-Dalix, Tania Concko, Hérault-Arnod, Marc Mimram, Sergison Bates, Clément Vergély, Michel Desvigne, Le Grand Réservoir, Franck Boutté Consultants, Etudes et chantier, Crèche Entreprendre
MODEL PHOTOGRAPHY Julien Lelièvre

Competition 2017

CLICHY-BATIGNOLLES — MIXED-USE

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The project consists of a 7-theatre multiplex, a concert hall, a community centre, housing programmes (social, home ownership, rent-controlled) and shops. The plot has exceptionally distant views and benefits from the generally low density of the green belt and the promontory situation created by the railway topography. The site’s corner location, combined with the opportunity of its visual perception from near and far, prompted us to group the constructed density around the block’s perimeter and create three prows up to the authorised height of 50 metres. The multiplex, cultural and community centres and shops are the supporting elements of this centrality.  

Seven-theatre multiplex, cultural centre, concert hall, community centre, 340 housing units (social, home ownership, rent-controlled), shops

CLIENT Nexity, Linkcity, Snes
AREA 29,240 sq.m

TEAM 
TVK lead architect, Tolila+Gilliland, Praxys, Elithis
PHOTOGRAPHS Julien Hourcade

Paris 17th, France

Studies in progress

IMGP LECLAIRE CLICHY-SOUS-BOIS — MIXED-USE

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At the heart of an exceptional landscape network, the site of the Leclaire plot forms a belvedere from which one can survey the entire metropolis. This potential for landscaping generates a strong planning stance, culminating in the creation of a park on the overall site. Its organisation allows to make it partly accessible, the installation of farming activities, and to propose an innovative integration of dwellings, services and facilities. The proposed course of action is strategic: it takes account of the specificity of a fragile ground, formerly occupied by a gypsum quarry, and a site intended to be developed over the long term. The three seasons of the project devote the progressive putting-to-work and sharing of a park whose destiny is to become a new resource in the town of Clichy-sous-Bois.

Terrains Leclaire: Pleasure / agricultural park with 227 dwellings (social and private housing), children’s nursery, nursery assistants’ housing (MAM), meeting-house for Organisations (collegiate follies) and four market gardening follies
CLIENT Nexity Ferreal
AREA 13 450 m² SDP
TEAM TVK, Urban-Eco, Ville ouverte, CAP Terre, Geolia, Green On,  360° Sud, Association Espace, Yespark, Fondation Agir contre l’exclusion – Face, Stimergy.
Operators: Etudes et chantier, Crèche Entreprendre
IMAGES myluckypixel

Clichy-sous-Bois, France

1st prize 2017

IMGP CAMPUS CACHAN — MIXED-USE

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The spatial and architectural project was built on a dynamic vision of Cachan campus, whose progressive transformation is inherited from the site’s potentialities. Thus, the campus’s open landscape, its extensive vegetation, the ground-plan, and Roger-Henri Expert’s architectures, shape the new project’s structuring fundamentals. The project emphasizes the constitution of high quality exterior spaces, which will support both soft mobility and the campus’s various purposes. To the west, the entrance court has been remodelled and becomes a symbolic space as much as an interface with the town, activated by the renovated gatehouse The Porterie, which serves as a unifying third space.To the east, an ensemble of housing units is installed on the south part of the plot, freeing up an open, a large grassed clearing, a new living space of the campus, and a square that functions in conjunction with the new shops at the eastern entrance.   The new buildings suggest many ways of inhabiting the campus.

Innovation pole, third space, 268 free housings, 62 social housing units, garden, public space
CLIENT
Altarea Cogedim with Le Grand Réservoir, One Third, Owwi, GNC
AREA 21,280sq. m
TEAM TVK, OLM, Acadie, Rotor, RRA, DVTup, Cultures en ville, Atec, Transsolar, Urban Eco, Syntesia, One Park, EverGreen, Knot, Wattmobile
IMAGES By-encore

1st prize 2017

OURCQ JAURÈS — HOUSING + STORES

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Occupying an entire block on the bank of the Canal de l'Ourcq, the project is a varied, complex ensemble comprising a supermarket, a café, a shop and different accommodation typologies. The focus is on project layout and the role of a full-block building in relation to the open landscape of the canal and Paris's "Petite Ceinture". Here we have a fresh interpretation of the Z-plan, that modern building archetype. The three main segments form a Z generated by the canal's geometry. Within this arrangement two secondary buildings form less imposing complements to the main structure – a layout which establishes a rock-steady relationship between the whole and the parts, as well as underscoring the independence of each element. This reinvention of an iconically modern architectural trope both thwarts the censure it usually attracts and enables thorough integration into a specific cityscape born of early industrial modernity; it achieves this in particular through its acknowledgement and utilisation of the canal as a potent industrial infrastructure. Ultimately, then, this is a configuration that offers each housing unit maximal presence in a unique setting.  

134 housing units, a supermarket, a shop, a café
CLIENT
BPD Marignan

AREA
9 200 m²

TEAM TVK, Arcoba, Paula Paysage
PHOTOGRAPHS
Julien Lanoo, Clément Guillaume
PDF Press kit

Paris 19th, France

Delivered in 2015

BOULOGNE — HOUSING

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Rising up around a space that features a courtyard garden, the building is an integral part of a concerted aim to ensure harmony among the various structures. In addition to respecting construction regulations on height and thickness in the group of lots, a consensus was reached to coordinate architectural components around three shared choices, namely concrete as the main material, light shades of color, and façades with alternating elements. The project is eye-catching thanks to the unconventional rhythm of the doors and windows in the façades and the pared-down style of the openings. The whole thrust of the design centers on windows. The overall effect—surprising and precise—is reinforced by the treatment of the balconies. The shape of the building, determined by the morphology of the site, influenced the layout of the housing units, which open onto the outside through very large windows, thus enhancing comfort and livability. Unpainted metal was selected to cover the window and door frames and was used for the other exterior finishings. The materials have been worked to create a poetic atmosphere in the garden, capturing the changing daylight and reflections from trees while throwing into relief the geometry of the building.

91 housing units
CLIENT Icade
AREA
5,400 sq.m
TEAM TVK, CNC Lavalin
PHOTOGRAPHS Julien Hourcade

Boulogne

Delivered in 2016

SAINT-OUEN — HOUSING + CRÈCHE

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The innovative morphology of this housing project was developed in specific relation to the open landscape adjacent to the River Seine. Its gradual form makes use of multiple terraces allowing a width that tapers from 20 metres to 13 metres, progressing in this way from a massive to a fine structure. A day nursery is located on the ground floor of the central volume. Garden terraces and a staircase-like procession of balconies animate the facades. Not only is the uniqueness of the architecture revealed on the exterior, it is also inherent in the typological concept, with dual-aspect or triple orientation housing. These apartments contain storage rooms and large balconies on the lower levels. On the upper levels, the apartments are extended by open living spaces which look onto the park. In the day nursery, the childcare spaces are organised in a ribbon layout around a central garden encouraging a strong visual interaction. Wooden furniture divides the spaces, separating the glazed modules of the adult areas from the open, child-oriented areas.

66 housing units, 66-cradle creche
CLIENT Nexity Seeri, Sequano Aménagement
AREA 5,870 sq.m
TEAM
TVK, Iratome
PHOTOGRAPHS Julien Lanoo

Saint-Ouen, France

Delivered in 2015

LAUSANNE TRAIN STATION SQUARE — PUBLIC SPACE

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Four conceptual and spatial systems structure the Master Concept for the public spaces in the "Pôle Gare" station complex: the balcony, user circulation areas, the integrated ground-level surface and the promenade with its greenery. Their interrelationship underscores Lausanne's "landscape city" geography and sets the complex firmly within its topographical context. The application of these four systems makes the station balcony the demonstration of a new notion of public space: no longer an interruption, the complex is transformed into a unifying factor. To achieve this the project draws on the complementary asymmetry of the public spaces to the north and south of the station, setting up close interaction not only with those areas, but also with the fast-developing zones to the east and west. This will be a showcase for Lausanne: the Place de la Gare is discovering its potential afresh, offering the traveller in transit and the regular passer-by an echo of the city. A square for welcoming, receiving, celebrating, exchanging and sharing; but at the same time an invitation to a different kind of contact with the city and its many public places.

Public space guiding concept and redevelopement of Lausanne train station square
CLIENT City of Lausanne
TEAM
TVK, B+S AG, RR&A, BSAU, OLM
PDF Press kit (fr)

Lausanne, Switzerland

Winner 2016

LOURMEL — MIXED-USE

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In these three edifices, the project explores the question of the picturesque, but not the usual, superficial picturesqueness mimicking the complexity of contemporary cities using formal artifices and façade styles. Instead, the project explores the capacity of strong typological variations to create the genuine complexity necessary on such a
transformation scale. The project therefore involved a detailed examination of the intrinsic typological elements of each edifice, stemming both from their different programme combinations and each construction’s distinct situation. As a result, the three edifices construct a picturesque system interacting powerfully with the extremely heterogeneous architecture of this part of Paris’s 15th arrondissement.

54 social housing units, 25-room shelter, retirement home with day centre, creche
CLIENT SemPariSeine
AREA 11,000 sq.m
TEAM
TVK, Berim, Franck Boutté, Base, ARC, Lasa, Prévention Consultant, Impact
PHOTOGRAPHS Julien Lanoo
PDF  Press kit

Delivered in 2015

Paris 15th, France

RÉINVENTER PARIS ÉOLE-ÉVANGILE — MIXED-USE

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Once the site of La Villette gasworks, the Éole-Évangile Triangle is today a plot of land hemmed in on two sides by sets of railway tracks in an area characterized by the isolation of its different parts. Under the “Reinventing Paris” initiative, our project is based on the conviction that yesterday’s difficulties can be transformed into tomorrow’s ideals. Éole-Évangile will constitute a new reference in urban ecology and energy transition. A large garden covering the whole lot is the foundation of the project. This garden will offer a new fertile setting to meet environmental and societal challenges. The project will generate social cohesion through very ambitious programs and an overall mission to increase interaction and spark dialogue. As the first zero-carbon complex in Paris, Éole-Évangile has been designed for future generations.

283 housing units, a 157-unit student residence, a 224-room youth hostel, a 125-room hotel, sports facilities, offices, a business incubator, shops, and gardens
CLIENT
Linkcity
AREA 34 300 m²

TEAM TVK, OLM, BERIM, CARBONE 4, AMOES
PDF  Press kit (fr)

Paris 19th, France

Winner 2016

PLACE DE LA RÉPUBLIQUE — PUBLIC SPACE + PAVILION

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The redevelopment of the Place de la République is based on the concept of an open space 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 rows of the trees form a strong axis. This harmony is amplified by the serene balance of the mineral element and a very gentle slope. The surface consists of paving slabs of different colors and sizes. Due to its exceptional size and its history, the Place de la République is now a new centre of attraction, a place for exchanges and meetings. The south-west part of the square houses a 162 m² pavilion, a unique building,glazed throughout to retain a continuous impression of this singular space.

Redevelopment of Place de la République and construction of the « Fluctuat Nec Mergitur » pavilion
CLIENT City of Paris (DVD)
AREA 3,8 hectares + 162 sq.m

TEAM SQUARE TVK, Areal, Martha Schwartz, Atec, JML, Citec, Transsolar, Ville Ouverte, AIK, Segic
TEAM PAVILION TVK, ARC, Atec, Transsolar, NP2F
PHOTOGRAPHS Clément Guillaume, Pierre-Yves Brunaud
BLOG http://republique.tvk.fr
PDF Press kit

Paris, France

Delivered in 2013

RÉINVENTER PARIS M5A2 — MIXED-USE

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Masséna Bruneseau is a response to the importance of architecture around Paris’s city limits, where edifices have exceptional significance. They reveal an extraordinary landscape of infrastructures, unobstructed views and perpetual movement, and mark the gateway to the greater metropolis. The Seine is omnipresent here. Le Phare comprises two entities: a rooftop restaurant and a succession of seven vertical levels. It is a response to a metropolitan site and proposes a novel, innovative offer in terms of services. As an ensemble, Le Phare creates a programmatic continuity between the natural ground level, the upper ground level and the sky. The building’s central body consists of around one hundred housing units, each with its own large exterior space. These apartments are accessed via exterior circulation spaces conceived as aerial streets. These communal spaces encourage interaction between neighbours whilst creating an individual identity for each unit. Le Hub is a workspace on the building’s first three levels. The ground floor is conceived as a co-working space open to the city with a café.

107 housing units, offices, rooftop restaurant with panoramic view, Le Phare (boxing club, micro-hotel, spa, multipurpose room), hanging gardens
CLIENT
Bouygues Immobilier
AREA 11 150 m²

TEAM TVK, FING, MANIFESTO,NEXTDOOR, ARCOBA, QUALICONSULT, SCHNEIDER

Paris 13th, France

Competition 2016

NUMA — OFFICES

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The NUMA project is a conversion of a commercial building into a place that will be experimental in nature due to the type of activities it will host. Organised around collective and communal entities, it has two unifying spaces. The first, on the ground floor, has a large area opening onto the street, a café and an entirely flexible reception space. Due to this necessarily changing configuration it will be a multi-purpose space. The second space, on the top floor, is designed to host conferences and receptions and has a large terrace. The work spaces are organised between these two levels.  

NUMA, head office of Silicon Sentier, a business incubator, co-working and project development facility based on innovation and new technologies and a café
AREA 1,737 sq.m
TEAM TVK, EVP, CFERM, VPEAS
PHOTOGRAPHS Clément Guillaume
PDF Press kit

Paris 3rd, France

Delivered in 2013

CHAPERON VERT — URBAN DESIGN + HOUSING

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The urban design project methodological approach puts local inhabitants at the heart of the dialogue process, without demolition being a prerequisite. The project takes the existing high-rise social housing blocks as its departure point to conceive a housing geometry on a smaller scale whilst taking care not to recreate isolated blocks. The plan integrates itself into the quarter’s framework and accentuates it by varying heights creating open outlooks. The alternation of free and constructed space enables arrangements in staggered rows. The definition of a volume inside which the buildings can be deployed gave the architects the freedom to create diverse architectural entities. The two housing projects designed by TVK have a distinctive, very different form that reinvents the typology of the high-rise social housing block.

Chaperon Vert urban planning project
CLIENT Sadev 94
AREA 15 hectares
93 social housing and home ownership units for Bouygues Immobilier
AREA 9,200 sq.m
TEAM TVK, EVP, CFERM, VPEAS, Ayda
PHOTOGRAPHS Clément Guillaume, TVK
PDF Press kit (fr)

Arcueil, France

Delivered in 2013

E40 HIGHWAY BRUSSELS PARKWAY — URBAN DESIGN

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The E40 motorway is one of Brussels’ main access routes, penetrating the city to its median ringroad. The project’s aim is to enhance the image of the east entrance to the city by transforming it and integrating it into the urban fabric and landscape. Our vision is guided by two principles. On the one hand, the infrastructure’s dimension as a metropolitan monument has prompted us to exploit this “supersurface” as an extraordinary resource. On the other hand, the process of identifying the motorway’s intrinsic potential goes hand in hand with the will for a radical economy of means and the infrastructure’s recycling. As soon as the motorway and its mobility are transformed, habitability conditions also evolve. These new conditions involve rethinking the E40 as a genuinely public place accessible to all and reconfiguring its surroundings.

Conception of a masterplan for the Brussels Parkway
CLIENT ADT-ATO

TEAM TVK, Karbon’, OLM, Elioth, Egis, Idea
PDF Presentation (fr)

Brussels, Belgium

1st prize 2015
Studies in progress

THE EARTH IS ARCHITECTURE — EXHIBITION

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The Cité de l’Architecture & du Patrimoine (Architecture and Heritage Centre) in Paris has invited TVK and the Dutch agency RAAAF to open the Plateforme de la Création Architecturale as curators of a new programme in the renovated Pavillon d’About. TVK's plan for the platform's first season is The Earth is Architecture, a multifaceted, open-ended programme – an installation, master classes, guests, readings, screenings – aimed at investigating architecture as a new environment. The point of focus will be the half-pipe – deliberately chosen for its radical hyperbolic shape – as an image not only of our time, but also of the transformation our planet continues to undergo. As both hyperbola and hyperbole, it simultaneously represents the exponential growth of the population of the world and, by extension, of our cities, together with the radical changes that have come to architecture, building and the living environment on a planet moving from a parallel to an orthogonal condition. A film will be shown illustrating different types of architecture and the way they have evolved in response to this change of condition.

The Earth is architecture
Exhibition, installation, master classes, guests, readings, screenings
CURATING
Cité de l'architecture & du patrimoine
(Architecture and Heritage Centre)
CONCEPTION & CONSTRUCTION
TVK
PLATEFORME SCENOGRAPHY Freaks
PLATEFORME GRAPHIC DESIGN Formaboom
PHOTOGRAPHS David Foessel

PDF  Full programme

Paris, France

oct. 2015 – jan. 2016

NICE — OFFICES

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The building is a simple unitary volume composed of two parts. The first four levels take up the entire length of the site, while the shorter upper four levels create a vast eight metre-wide terrace on the south side. These volumes are a response to several clear aims: creating a simple, singular, identifiable silhouette; constructing a skyline clearly demarcating itself from the banal image of the office block; providing a space with potentially collective uses in the heart of the building with a large terrace and distinguishing two different storey plans. This ensemble of urban and architectural arrangements gives the building its own volumetric identity and strong, individual image.

Office building with commercial complex
CLIENT BPD Marignan
AREA 6,600 sq.m
TEAM TVK, Franck Boutté, François Navarro

Nice Méridia, France

Competition 2015

VALENTON — HOUSING

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The two buildings are set perpendicularly to a TGV line embankment, on either side of a large garden. The project deploys a two and three-floor terraced house typology with patio. The houses are raised for protection from flooding and have individual entrances, direct access to the car park, their own private garden below and a patio above. This configuration is complemented by communal amenities and mutualised services: a large central collective garden, a children’s playground, optimised parking and a caretaker. The distinctive feature of this new urban housing format is its density: 87 units/hectare compared to 14 units /hectare for the neighbouring suburban houses. This hybrid system on an intermediary scale demonstrates that family housing can reinvent living conditions in the city.  58 social housing units  

58 intermediate housing units
CLIENT Immobilière 3F
AREA 4,800 sq.m
TEAM TVK, Berim, Franck Boutté
PHOTOGRAPHS Clément Guillaume, Pierre-Yves Brunaud
PDF  Presentation (fr)

Valenton, France

Delivered in 2013

GARONNE EIFFEL BORDEAUX — URBAN DESIGN

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For historical and geographic reasons, the old stone city of Bordeaux grew to 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 landscape whose identity complements the old stone city with its 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 provides an ecological reservoir of biodiversity, a unifying landscape and a link between scales.  

Garonne Eiffel urban planning project and conception and realisation of public spaces
CLIENT EPA Bordeaux-Euratlantique
AREA 150 hectares
TEAM TVK, Cribier + Ecoutin, Ingerop, Tribu, Sémaphores
PHOTOGRAPH Patrick Ecoutin
PDF  Presentation (fr)

Bordeaux Floirac, France

In progress

ARCUEIL — STUDENTS HOUSING

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To realise this office building conversion, the existing structure was stripped of its facade and simplified to reveal two distinct volumes composed of thin slabs and posts. The building now has a visual transparency that creates a relationship between the street space and the middle of the block. The facades are visually structured by the framework of the posts, into which the living units are inserted. The connection of the exterior circulations to the structure optimises surface area by removing all central circulations and entirely freeing the existing slabs for the student accommodation. The passageways provide access to both the student’s accommodation and the exterior spaces, extending the living units and becoming their natural continuity.

Conversion of an office building into a 107-units students’ residence
CLIENT Sadev 94
AREA 3,800 sq.m
TEAM TVK, Berim, EVP

PHOTOGRAPHS Clément Guillaume, David Boureau, Julien Jacquot
PDF  Presentation

Arcueil, France

Delivered in 2010

ARCUEIL — SCHOOL COMPLEX

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The project’s urban location in the middle of block with an inhabited perimeter demanded a specific architectural response. The school complex is accessed via a public passageway traversing the plot from east to west. The architectural solution thus creates a balance between interiority and exteriority. The project responds to the diversity of the surrounding architecture and urban elements with the simplicity of a unifying, homogenous, gentle form, whose swaying, shifting curves envelop the exterior spaces. The impression of lightness is accentuated by the glass panels’ inverted scales, which give the building an organic sparkle.

Nursery school and primary school (18 classes)
CLIENT  Sadev 94
AREA 4,729 sq.m
TEAM TVK, EVP, INEX, MDETC, Franck Boutté, Vulcanéo
PHOTOGRAPHS Clément Guillaume, David Boureau, Julien Jacquot
PDF  Presentation

Arcueil, France

Delivered in 2010

CAMPUS GRAND PARC — URBAN DESIGN

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The Institut Gustave-Roussy at Villejuif, the first European cancer research centre, is the centre of gravity of the Sciences and Health cluster in the Grand Parc Campus. It is also the site chosen for the future Grand Paris Express public transport hub, at the intersection of two lines. Traversed by the A6 motorway, it will therefore become a residential, commercial, service industry, health care, research and education hub integrated into green spaces, existing parks and the future green belt. The aim of the Campus Grand Parc urban planning study is to highlight the landscape qualities of the place and its topography. The creation of new roads to channel traffic fluxes heightens the project’s intercommunity dimension.

Urban planning and project management of public spaces for the ZAC Campus Grand
CLIENT CA Val de Bièvre/Sadev 94
AREA 70 hectares
TEAM TVK, TER, Ingerop
PHOTOGRAPHS Jean-Yves Lacote/Sadev 94
PDF  Presentation (fr)

Villejuif, France

In progress

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