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West 8 urban design & landscape architecture b.v.

Nico Koomanskade 1021
3072 LM Rotterdam
The Netherlands

+31 (0) 10 485 5801

Belgium

West 8 Brussels urban design & landscape architecture bvba

Waaienberg 123
1745 Opwijk
Belgium

+31 (0) 10 485 5801

United States

West 8 urban design & landscape architecture p.c.

2133 Arch Street, Suite 101
Philadelphia, PA 19103
United States of America

+1 347 371 2252

Parc du Moulon et le Carré des Sciences First Phase delivered

The Etablissement public d’aménagement (EPA) Paris-Saclay (The Paris-Saclay public development group) organized a visit to the Moulon district on Wednesday, June 27, 2018, to highlight the 3 projects located in this area subsidized by the Île-de-France Region through its program “100 innovative and ecological neighborhoods“. One of them was West 8’s winning project Parc du Moulon and Carré des Sciences.

It was a sunny Wednesday, when Maarten van de Voorde, Director of West 8 Belgium was invited to lead a tour of the park. To date, the first phase of the project is completed and the second is ongoing. Parc du Moulon et le Carré des Sciences consists of a park approximately 4 ha in size which aspires to become the emblematic gathering space for the users of this new neighborhood. Intersected by the Joliot-Curie street, looking at the green edge of the highland, this future daily meeting point will host events related to campus life. West 8’s landscape design introduces creative and sustainable measures of resilient water management that mark the uniqueness of the park. The final delivery of this new science park for Moulon innovative and ecological neighborhood will approximately be in January 2019.

West 8 also defined a lighting strategy in the masterplan. The light reflects the vegetation and provides a peaceful and welcoming night atmosphere. Enjoying the clear Wednesday evening, West 8 and its lighting partner Les Éclaireurs organized tests on site. 

Located in the middle of the park, the Point F by O Architecture will open soon, providing restaurants, food-court, exhibition area, a night club, pop-up shops, music and photography studios. Animated by Ground Control it will play a key role in the dynamic of the park and represent a social cohesion element by gathering the campus skateholders and the inhabitants of the surroundings.

We previously reported the park construction in News in Pictures.