En Fr
  • 1.

    The Sensual City path

  • 2.

    The climate

  • 3.

    Built landscapes

  • 4.

    On the waterside

    Collected, transported and shared, water is fundamental to urban life. In the centuries before pipes and taps individualised our relations to water, the well and the fountain organised the life of communities, making water an element of sociability. Water was also the organiser of major communications routes assuring the transport of merchandise, people and knowledge.
    But, in today’s world, the city seems obsessed by its fear of water: flooding, pollution, sanitary risks, hygiene, drinking water, clean rivers, the drying out of water tables and so on.
    It is necessary to rediscover the magic that water can represent. Lying behind the mundanity of our relationship to water there is a trace of an urban imagination forged by water. This, for example, is the case of port towns with their dreams of distant exotic seas. The water flowing down rivers reflect the passage of time and forgetfulness. The water of lakes evokes contemplation and the assuaging of the senses, while the waves breaking on the beaches next to urban centres conjure up ideas of leisure and joy. All these various types of water are simply aspects of a single and same element that increases the city’s fluidity and depth.

    • 4.1.

      Proposals

      • 4.1.1.

        LAKES

      • 4.1.2.

        FURNITURE 108

      • 4.1.3.

        TABLEAU MÉDITERRANÉE

      • 4.1.4.

        HUANGPU RIVER EAST SIDE BANK

      • 4.1.5.

        PARQUE DEL RIO MEDELLIN

        T X T

        Competition │ Medellin │ Colombia │ 2013
        with TER, Jacques Ferrier Architecture, La Fabrique Urbaine, Maria Mercedes Jaramillo

        The river is the main icon of the city, a space shared with everyone and for everyone, it is the place for displaying all the innovations which are taking place in Medellin and the connection between facilities and the most representative companies. The river is a shared space for all communities, a space for participation and conversation. It is an observatory for changes in the city, and contributes to the dialogue between citizens and their environment. The projects are ambitious in terms of usage: buildings that serve as infrastructure, libraries that are also parks… They become spaces for understanding and learning, giving concrete shape to the economic and social strategies at work in Medellin.

        I M G
      • 4.1.6.

        NAVY PIER CHICAGO

      • 4.1.7.

        HISTORY MUSEUM OF YICHANG

      • 4.1.8.

        SETE’S FERRY TERMINAL

    • 4.2.

      Fresco

    • 4.3.

      Leitmotiv

  • 5.

    In the sky

  • 6.

    Movement and balance

  • 7.

    Nightscape

  • 8.

    The materiality of cities

  • 9.

    News

  • 10.

    Informations

  • 11.

    Index