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.
The different ACA* teams contracted by the conurbation of Strasbourg are invited to the launch seminar for the NPNRU – the New Program for National Urban Renewal. AMT will oversee two sites of national interest. For Hautepierre in Strasbourg, it means extending investments form the first PRU and assert the scope of the urban district. For the Ecrivains in Schiltigheim and Bischheim a newcomer in the ANRU, it implies upgrading/enhancing an rundown area and re-enrolling it into the urban environment.
*Assistant to the Contracting Authority
AMT is retained by Lille Metropolitan Urban Community and the city of Roubaix to submit a bid for work on the Epeule neighborhood in Roubaix. To further actions undertaken for the last 20 years on this area, will be to take advantage of the challenge to revitalize Roubaix’s center and drive renewal in Epeule afterwards – this by articulating a transition from a ‘housing’ approach into a global urban approach.
The town of Vincennes chooses AMT as consortium leader of partnering companies including INGETEC, IMPEDANCE and VICARINI, for planning Place Bérault, Victor Basch street and République avenue. The procedure represents a straight continuation of the redevelopment project for the inner city launched by Vincennes for almost 10 years. Located at the exit of the metro station by the same name, at the threshold of an animated neighborhood, Place Bérault is intended to recover its feel of a village square which is missing today.