Studio Associato Bernardo Secchi Paola Viganò

Architecture | Urbanism | Landscape

"Garonne Eiffel" in Bordeaux / Floirac- international competition



Établissement Public d'Aménagement Bordeaux Euratlantique

program: masterplan
date: 2011
consultant: Orgeco, ARCADIS, 2EI, CoCo



Bordeaux has emerged as a clear success in terms of reputation , image , residential attractiveness and renewed economic dynamism. This success , which included the Cubs in the accelerated growth of any " Atlantic Arc " should be extended with the arrival of the TGV in 2017 to strengthen economic development and ensure the continuation of a virtuous circle facing the goal of " millionaire city ." That is the purpose of the ISO on 738 which extended on both banks of the Garonne ha is a building volume of 2.5 million square meters of floor area in 2024. In this ambitious and proactive perspective various projects related to river are added in recent years, and the Garonne Eiffel operation is clearly part of the ambition to make Bordeaux and agglomeration in the next 15 to 20 years a city European dimension in strengthening its centrality and international attractiveness of both sides of the Garonne in which the city turned its back to the late 90s . Imagine a large project to transform the city from the town itself , we seem inevitable in the case of the Garonne Eiffel sector. It is not starting from scratch , but to use a recycling strategy accompanied by an incremental attitude.
Our propose new cycles of life in this part of the Bordeaux territory that has already gone through several : territory marshes, rural business and pleasure houses , industries and infrastructure.
Our project focuses on structural biases that allow a gradual and progressive urban transformation : First with a large green space , large metropolitan public space, which outlines a monumental reminder plant on the left bank and enhances the great river view as well as the use of pragmatic hydraulic stress and the contribution amenity necessary for the attractiveness of the new district . Followed by the construction of a bridge over the railway barrier and roadways to restore the continuity of pedestrian routes between the north and south of the district and for access to the park for a living buildings more base high offices and housing to be built in the axis of the bridge. The project is thus a compromise between Bordeaux culture of Lower Town and the need to comply with the programming of 870,000 m² of floor area.


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