Architecture firms AWP and HHF shared with us their first prize winning proposal for the Parc Paysager des bords de Seine in Carrière-Sous-Poissy, France. The project consists of three small buildings and 10 follies for the landscape park on the banks of the river Seine. By working along residential neighborhoods, we are invited by this project to come inhabit a large urban room worthy of Paris’ great terraced boulevards. More images and architects’ description after the break.
This very active strip of land is made up of continuous docks, a large mooring space for barges, pontoons, lookouts, observatories, cantilevered and terraces. These small, furtive constructions must stimulate the flow of people over the entire length of the park, and towards the water and city, as well as provide facilities for viewing the landscape by framing/unframing.
They must bring an inspirational atmosphere, to encourage new experiences. We want to suggest windows for sharing this new kind of landscape, and bring the surrounding city to life by intensifying certain elements of the landscape plan: inscribe it within an urban strategy. The idea is to create conditions for viewing the space, to allow crossovers that are adapted to the buildings’ uses, users, to the evolution of their surroundings. Architects: AWP (architects, team leader) with HHF (architects) Location: Carrière-Sous-Poissy, France Team: Marc Armengaud, Matthias Armengaud, Alessandra Cianchetta (AWP), Simon Hartmann, Tilo Herlach, Simon Frommenwiler (HHF) Collaborators: Miguel La Parra Knapman, David Perez Structural Engineering: EVP Engineering, QS: GINGER Client: Communauté d’agglomération des Deux Rives de la Seine Net Floor Area: 1,300 m Cost: 2,7 M euros Competition: 2011. competition – first prize. Preliminary studies ongoing Images: AWP-HHF, Sbda