Redevelopment in Place Henri Dunant 78200 Mantes (Yvelines)
The intervention area of the Place Henri Dunant 78200 Mantes la Jolie. Located near major neighborhood shops (supermarket, fast food and cinema) but also a recent project that has changed the appearance of this space.
The latter, in the continuity of the supermarket, enlarges the perspective of the place Henri Dunant and now highlights the house of the sub-prefect. Today, the parking lot is in the heart of this square and the public spaces are separate.
The project, which is part of the Action Coeur de Ville program. Therefore consists of making Place Henri Dunant largely pedestrianized and better connecting it to the city center via the neighboring Cours des Dames.
In fact, the games and street furniture that will be installed are inspired by the urban codes of the Cours des Dames. According to the wishes of the contracting authority, the new configuration of the site will limit unnecessary corners. A source of nuisance.
Espace Libre is a landscape studies and project management office founded in 1990. The agency initially had a strong technical vocation. She subsequently developed her skills in design. In particular under the leadership of Maxime Saïsse, director of the company since July 2009.
Espace Libre is today a landscape and town planning workshop whose skills cover areas of development. Varied: urban restructuring, infrastructure and roads, cycle paths, walks, parks and gardens, playgrounds, and sports grounds. Its team made up of 12 people. It ensures both the design and the project management and site monitoring, in terms of green spaces and VRD.
The landscaping workshop has a diversified experience which gives it great versatility and great adaptation in terms of its layouts. It endeavors to highlight the structuring elements of the already existing landscape. To make the spaces functional while enhancing the social link, to support the work of the project through a technical approach, to highlight strong and centralizing spaces, as well as ”, develop the attractiveness of developed sites.
Landscapers, town planners, architects, and engineers share their knowledge. For a global approach to the project that fits into the development of a rich and complex territory. Then, a contemporary and thoughtful landscape writing on several scales. The flexibility and versatility of this grouping allow for a successful reflection through know-how in varied and complementary fields.
Until then located in Rouen in the Seine-Maritime department. The agency moved in 2013 to new premises in the neighboring town of Bonsecours. In 2017, the agency expanded its scope of action by creating an agency in Hauts-de-France. Lille, then an agency in Paris in 2018.
- LOCATION: MANTES LA JOLIE (FRANCE)
- CLIENT: Communauté urbaine Grand Paris Seine et Oise
- DESIGN: Espace Libre, landscaper, Setu
- BUDGET: 854.000 €
- YEAR OF CONSTRUCTION: 2020
- IMAGE CREDITS: Julien Falsimagne
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