(Click French version to read a description of the project)
While the idea of a hub, or crux, seems appropriate for a second prize, this isn't the idea that caught our attention during our study of this potentially controversial second-prize winning project. The jury greatly appreciated the clarity and honesty of the design, dominated by sinuous curves and interlacing flowerbeds, Borders and low walls. The two rows of lighted bollards reinforce the night¬time flow of urban traffic; they struck us as very well chosen and poetic. It seems clear that this team devoted considerable energy to discussing and debating the project, to the point that they came up with a highly original design for the second strip of land, which is very difficult to develop in the current context. On the other hand, the jury was somewhat perplexed by the confusion introduced by certain elements such as the circular space or the small tilted masts. Several jury members wished that the project team had drawn inspiration from the simplicity of the night¬time bird's-eye view, in order to do a better job of clarifying the interlaced network and make sure that the square is accessible. In the final analysis, this project was the crux of the jury's deliberation.
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- Presentation Panel
- Axonometric Drawing