In Épinal, a meeting is taking place with the residents of Bitola and Champbeauvert about the preliminary project to requalify the two neighborhoods. The first is a large housing project and the second is a suburban housing area, both built in connection with the industrial development of the valley. The project focuses on all the dimensions of the city, from the ground floor and the thresholds of the buildings to the landscape ranging to the Moselle River, including the public places in the heart of the district, so that all feel invited to rediscover these outlying districts.
Several consultation meetings have slipped into the autumn agenda before the lockdowns are reinitiated. In Creil, the meeting took place with the residents of the Cité du Rouher. Built in the 1930s by the architect Alfred Agache, this town has all the innovative features found in the first garden cities. The residents are emotionally attached to it but are just as eager to transform and adapt their housing to today's needs. It is to meet these aspirations that the city of Creil has commissioned AMT associated with ISLA as part of its continuing mandate for urban project management in the Hauts de Creil
The whole AMT team went for a few days to visit urban renewal projects in Lyon: La Duchère, Mermoz, Carré de Soie, Part-Dieu... We warmly thank the project landowners, associations and partners who told us about these project adventures and with whom we were able to exchange about our respective experiences in this field.
The launch of work on site initiates the modification of this large sector at the entrance to the city, a transformation in which the public spaces are the founding element. The objectives are to provide friendlier conditions for pedestrians, to enhance the value of public facilities, to lay the foundations for future construction, to make room for everyday activities and to stage the various stages for the project... The first work phase concerns the Place de la Mairie in Torcy (71). The Pilon Park and the Avenue du 8 mai 1945 will follow.
Grand Paris Aménagement has selected AMT in association with INGETEC to manage public space in the Village as part of an overall urban renewal project in the center of Villiers-le-Bel. The Village is the historical center of the town and is characterized by a delicate urban fabric that combines landscape and architectural motifs. AMT has proposed a measured and site sensitive intervention aiming to reveal the variety and unity of this urban heritage: pathways, courtyards, gardens and squares.
After the lockdown, the construction site of the Cerclades Mall serving the Trois Fontaines shopping mall resumed with the shaping of the "mineral forms" under the supervision of AAB (Ateliers Artistiques du Béton). Installation of the supporting structure and the mesh, sculpture of the concrete, adjustment of the foundations and equipment... all are part of their implementation. Handover of the finished site is scheduled for the fall of 2020: the rocks along the mall will then offer seating, shade and games along the route linking Place De Gaulle to the new entrance for the Three Fountains.
The construction site of Saint-Chamas continues. The coastal walk is just finished. This first construction site will make it possible to test the assembly of ground treatments, furniture and plantations with both the aquatic and rocky landscape that envelops this project. The Cabassons beach will open in the summer of 2021: it will offer a new public space connected to the fishing and yachting harbors, by opening up the lake’s horizon and the Baou cliffs.
AMT is finalizing the programming study for public spaces in the Paul-Brard sector in Conflans Sainte-Honorine within the framework of consultation meetings with residents. As a small social housing sector in the heart of a suburban neighborhood, the Paul-Brard site is being transformed with impetus from the city and the proprietor. The programming of public spaces will allow new residential and commercial construction to be inserted into this urban environment and transform it into a hub for local activity.
Marion Talagrand speaks at the seminar "Ecology and Heritage" at the Chaillot School invited by Lorenzo Diez. This is an opportunity to develop the notion of "Landscape as grey energy" based on studies and projects conducted by her office: geomorphology and environments, subsoil and urban climate, confiscated soils and biological frameworks, surfaces and re-use.
The OPAC du Rhône selected AMT, in partnership with F. Mazoyer and AGI2D, to lead the operational phase for the renewal of the Belleroche district. Located on the outskirts of Villefranche-sur-Saône and opening onto the landscape of the Monts du Beaujolais mountains, the district forms a large, homogeneous whole. The project aims to break away from this monolithic character by recreating neighborhoods within the district and relations with adjacent districts while meeting the ANRU program’s objectives in terms of housing, facilities and public spaces.