A snowy day at the King’s garden in Versailles for the symposium launch of diploma classes at the ENSP (French National School of Landscape in Versailles). The guest speakers intervene on the themes of “default” and “risks” among the students at the Master 2 level. During second semester Marion Talagrand supervises the “suburban” class to prepare the first session for diploma classes for the DEP3 level in September 2018.
*French National School of Landscape in Versailles
AMT presents at EPAMARNE the proposal of a “metropolitan suburb” for the renewal of studios at Bry-sur-Marne and the affordable district called Fontaines Giroux-Portes de l’Europe at half-distance from the metropolitan center Marne Europe, resulting from work done with Objectif Ville, REP StemCo, Berim and AG12D for a year.
The students in the Master 2 program at the ENSP or *French National School of Landscape in Versailles present the work done during the workshop lead by Mario Talagrand “Between the Marne river and the Ourq canal – landscape transition of a metropolitan territory”. The workshop introduces students to territorial projects as societal projects that articulate and spatially acheive a given place by a stakeholder community. The issue of ecological transition is proposed as a concept that the students are invited to define and expand regarding the metropolitan situation of the territorial project. The projects develop bold proposals for the site “Between the Marne river and the Ourq canal” over the projected horizon 2030/2050, each based on hypotheses of “transition” : “permaculture” conversion, growth at a constant level, conditions required to increase climatic resilience…
At the ceremony for the Grand Prize in Urbanism awarded to Pierre Veltz, Marion Talagrand was invited to participate at the round table hosted by Ariella Masboungi, alongside Antoine Picon and Pierre Veltz. It was an opportunity to cross examine the challenges of higher education and research, on the manner to narrate urban history relating to environmental concerns, on the prescriptive part of urban planning, on the links between that which is digital, social and environmental.
AMT presents the preliminary design for the avenue Jean Jaurès to elected officials of the Rouen Metropolitan community in Normandy and the town of Petit-Quevilly. The project gives back space for pedestrian use on the avenue whose passage has been reduced considerably since the South-West bypass was built. A long walk with southern exposure, a renewal of tree structures, the multiplication of cross-walks, the design of places at crossing centers characterize this avenue, over 800 meters long and 35 meters wide. It plays a central role at the scale of the right bank in Rouen. Project studies will continue to prepare construction work for the first semester 2019.
Alongside elected officials from the city of Vincennes, AMT introduces the development project for the Place Bérault. The project organizes the space asymmetrically to clear space on the West embankment and offer comfortable pedestrian links (RER or metro), to conserve large thresholds at the feet of shops or cafés. The flooring is in granite and porphyry stone. ‘Handkerchief trees’ give a discreet originality to the place. The street furniture encourages a stay. Project studies will continue in view of starting construction work for the second semester in 2018.
This third mandate at Douala concerns the launch of the construction site on the right bank in the Bonaberi area and the completion of project studies of the right bank in the Deido area. The AFD* and the CUD** associate to the visit of the construction site and public spaces - which are dedicated to integrating roadway infrastructure into city fabric and a landscaped site.
*(French Developmental Agency) ; **(Deido Urban Community)
The Rouen Metropolitan community chooses AMT, who leads the group associating VICARINI, INGETEC, GEODICE and DILUVIAL for the requalification of the avenue Jean Jaurès at Petit-Quevilly. The avenue Jean Jaurès is an historic town entrance into Rouen from the South-West. With the design of South-West bypass, the transit corridor for the avenue was greatly reduced. Whereas with the replacement of former industrial sites, the appeal of urban centrality of the avenue took shape. The requalification of public spaces is thus a public issue greater than renewal, densification of city fabric on either side of the lane that the project undertook.
After the redevelopment of the de Galle street, the third segment of the work zone for the reclassification of the center of Yiffiniac begins. It concerns the reorganization of the forecourt of the town hall. The shape of the enclosure serves as a guide for the entire project. It can be broken down into a mineral forecourt which is slightly inclined and delineated by low stone walls and wrapped in clumps of trees for local services : performance space, assembly, exhibition for the annual Chocard festival. The activity will continue next with the design of the church garden.
AMT is engaged by the EPA Alette Belval to submit an offer for the Mine eco-district in Boulange. A territory still impacted by the steel crisis, the Haut Val d’Alzette municipalities community receives the effects of Luxembourg’s economic expansion. This economic windfall is not without risk of dependence and destruction for the territory. The Mine district fits into a territorial project aimed to organize the effects of this momentum. The neighborhood project represents a foundational event and commits the entire town of Boulange in collective adventure.