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    The Sensual City path

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    The climate

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    Built landscapes

    In an increasingly urbanised and industrialised society that has destructive effects on the environment, it is necessary recreate links between the city and nature.
    The many times reiterated demands from citizens to develop a real proximity between city and nature makes it clear that the city is no longer seen as a space where nature is kept at a distance. It is now appreciated as a symbiotic space where people can use the presence of nature to revitalize their spirits.
    The type of nature discussed here cannot simply be expressed by a few areas of greenery that are all too often no more than a domesticated natural settings. What is now being sought is more the physical expression of ecosystems developing within the very heart of the city, favouring the existence of a spontaneous flora and fauna. This biodiversity represents the living fabric of the city, allowing regeneration through the forces of germination and dissemination.
    If we allow nature to return to the city, we will also learn to be more attentive to all that geometric town planning has led us to forget: the quality of the water and air, the rhythm of the seasons, the natural day-night cycle and so on. These elements, all too often ignored, are essential to our existence.
    In this new approach, the city is more than simply a landscape combining nature and artefact; it is an inhabited environment, a living fabric within which various organisms have created a balance.

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        EXPO FRANCE 2025

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        Consultation │ South Bend │ USA │ 2012

        with Jacques Ferrier Architecture

        Ignition Park is an innovative workspace which brings together technology, nature and human qualities. Our reflection will be orientated towards technology and sustainability but still related to the innovative research lead by South Bend. The idea is to develop a superposition of several functional layers which creates an interaction of uses and a new atmosphere inside the TechnoPark. Environment interacts with buildings in order to create a green interface which promotes sustainable behaviors. The carpark becomes an underground layer and generates a green carpet all over the site. This built landscape will provide a new sense of orientation and safety for the users and will also bring new architectural qualities in this underground space. Natural light and visual continuity are the main aspects of the Technopark. The green filter works as a visual and functional link from the garden towards the buildings and reinforces the idea of an interactive platform of productivity.

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    On the waterside

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    In the sky

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    Movement and balance

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    The materiality of cities

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