This project’s design divides up the plot into straps smoothly and clearly perceived, thus avoiding a feeling of density and proximity of adjoining residences. Definition of a specific atmosphere for the public garden: the inhabited forest and its outside lounge-terraces. A pathway, underlined by a luminous guiding line, assures the link with the neighbourhood to the different lounge-terraces.
Installation of a vast garden with direct street frontage. The ground is softly undulating using a uniform and playful arrangement. The street is enlarged alongside the garden. As a result, a large pavement-square is created where pedestrians have priority, and the facility’s visibility is improved. Enclosure of a tree planted playground behind the building with direct access to schoolyards.
Preserve the historical importance of the place, site of Brévannes Castle and its gardens. It was built at the end of XVIIIth century, and was acquired in 1883 by France’s Assistance Publique. Meet the contemporary needs of a modern hospital complex, by improving the building’s surroundings: implementation of resting areas and promenade, ease access for mobility impaired circulation.
Neighbourhood rehabilitation, enriching the existing variety of plants, associating textures, use of shading and perfumed plants, creating rhythm with a pattern design on the ground and outdoor seating, and all this while maintaining the character of each street.
Design a 150Ha park with, in its centre, the emblematic river, not only in an innovative way but also respectful of local traditions, promoting nature for today and tomorrow’s needs. It is schemed as a major link between the inhabitants and their environment, as a wildlife corridor connecting alpine areas with the preserved forest downstream. Seen as a popular experimental place, this park is a sustainable approach combining ecologically minded landscaping and horticultural practices.
Divide outside areas into four entities (patio, mineral garden (decorated with pots), car park and garden) corresponding to the house’s functions. The garden is edged by a landscaped water meadow for rainwater management and is designed with distinct “rooms” which relate to the house’s rooms (the flower garden, the discovery garden, the table square, the vegetable patch, the meeting lawn).
Competition for designing the outside areas of the Ecole Nationale Supérieure des Officiers de Sapeurs Pompiers. The project’s aim is to have a landscape’s overview, and understand the characteristic framework produced by the intersection of the talweg vegetation and the cuesta’s rocky edge, with a backdrop of scrubland and pinewoods.
This project minimizes the impact of the buildings by installing a vegetal plan compatible with the natural environment; selecting plants for their hardiness; organising vehicle and pedestrian circulation and car parking; avoiding rainwater runoff by creating swales and rain gardens; proposing outside furniture and lighting systems using renewable energy.
Developing plans to match the centre’s activities:
- -Create a river ecosystem by installing riparian woodland adapted to alpine climate.
- -Bocage environment (edges, trees, small fields) maintaining the landscape’s openness and using pre existing vegetation (orchards, meadows, copses mainly).
- -Garden atmosphere, utilitarian and ornamental, set up close to the centre’s outskirts.
Restore the site’s identity through promoting key elements of the Jewish’s community’s identity lost during the Soviet era. Especially renovate the fence where the cemetery’s name appears in Hebrew and in Russian and that one can read while moving; and the anamorphosed Ménorah which greets the visitor on entering the cemetery.
Viability of future public areas, making the most out of the present site’s layout, using a current and hardy (non horticultural) plant selection.
This project offers a walkaway through the gardens of Corentin Celton’s Hospital (passage connecting the Metro’s concourse and the future residences located in the old hospital building) and the re-designing of the kindergarten’s entrance, and its garden. The garden is composed of four areas: the kindergarten’s entrance, with disabled access; a toddlers’ space (wide wooden terrace surrounded by a small plantation of birch trees); the children’s area (encircled by a bicycle circuit); a comfortable and welcoming area for parents (seating, lawns and tree lined avenue).
Redesign the surroundings of a 750-accommodation residence by re-planning the pedestrian network, a progressive path from housing to private and public areas, from facilities to utilities, and by creating a slab esplanade. Designing new intimate gardens, an invitation to walk and rest.
Rehabilitation where priority was given to improving access to the village hall: parvis, façade’s base, building’s accessibility, pedestrian approaches and movement, use of simple basic materials with easy implementation. In addition enhance the Park de la Petite Gaulerie.