An emerging system of parks is being revealed by the projet. It goes from the agricultural plateau to the bank of the Loiret river. It offers to strengthen the residential characteristic of the area.
A filter of trees draws four inhabitable clearings, while some alleyways emphasize on the existing courses and divide the site into urban-sized blocks. Each of them is outlined like a park with “sauts de loup system”, a significant visual and physical border.
Down in these clearings, each building has its wooded car park area and gardened base.
Planting density and aesthetical flowers enable the immediate presence of the project.
place : «Les hauts de Gien» (“Hights of Gien”), Gien (Loiret french department)
year : 2008
contracting authority : OPAC du Loiret
mission : whole assignment
surface : 2 hectares
total cost of works : 2 M euros
Praxys paysage et territoire together with Thomas Secondé and Guillaume Boehm
Virtuel Architectes, mandatory architect
subcontractors : ATPI – BET VRD
Conversion into residential area Refurbishment of 223 accomodations
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