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.