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An Ecological Vision Along the Seine

Ecological District Ile Saint-Denis, Saint-Denis, FR

This awarded design study by West 8 and ING-Bremond for a new ecological district just outside of Paris emphasizes the insular character of the area.

This project consists of cleaning and transforming the industrial heart of Ile Saint-Dénis. The experience of and identification with the surrounding water of the Seine is maximized; the two shores each have a unique relationship with the water. Furthermore, the island will be linked more to the different areas surrounding it. At the same time, the different parts of the island itself will be linked together as well; the future promenade and cycle tracks alongside the water will reconnect the northern and southern parts of the island.

The design’s objective is to create housing, employment and (aquatic) recreation. There will be a variety of typologies and dwelling forms. It will be a maximal expression of individuality in a rural area in the middle of an urban environment.

La Ville de Saint-Denis

ING-Bremond, Mutabilis, Babled-Nouvert Reynaud, Bouillaud-Donnadieu, Dana Ponec, Emmanuel Combarel Dominique Marrec, Jourda Architects, Peripheriques, Neutlings

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