The Transalley Technopole is a metropolitan scientific and technological project of an international dimension, dedicated to transportation and mobility, located on a strategic site of the Valenciennes urban area. The competition proposal by Mikou Design Studio aims to be a real ecosystem of innovation, and it will host the Institut des Transports Durables (Sustainable Transport Institute), the Institut International de Management, and the head office of IRT Railenium, which will be a major research and development center dedicated to railway infrastructure. More images and architects’ description after the break. Plots G and H are centrally positioned on one site combining training, higher education, innovation and the locations of economic activities and a range of joint services in sustainable transport and technological innovation. Plots G and H present an architectural and urban planning challenge of linking together these various elements of the program to create a strong image representative of the Technopole’s dynamic and its national and international ambition.
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