Beauséjour urban development plan
The search for quality in the design of public spaces in the Beauséjour urban development plan goes beyond the project’s landmark open spaces (squares and parks). The streets – often overlooked components of the public realm of our cities –– are equally important in Beauséjour. Serving as links in the rainwater run-off process and the planted continuities they have been designed with care and finished with quality materials which has helped to give the residents of Beauséjour a sense of pride and ownership of their neighbourhood.
Rue Songor is the prototype for streets that also serve as access routes for traffic to the neighbourhood’s housing areas. These secondary streets are almost parallel to the contour lines, with a long, gentle slope to facilitate rainwater run-off towards the greenway and the rainwater harvesting ravine on the grande promenade.
A canopy of plants provides shade and coolness for streets and building facades.
Access routes to dwellings act as obstacles to slow down the water flow, thus facilitating its infiltration into the ground. The private front gardens are landscaped in harmony with the public bio swales in terms of the buildings’ rainwater management system, and the variety of plants selected.
Mixed-use urban development plan comprising more than 2,3000 dwellings, shops and facilities
Overall urban design & public realm master plan, and urban park, landscape design and urban planning.
Sainte Marie, Réunion Island (974)
TEKHNE (lead designer: head architect), ATELIER LD (lead designer for design development and construction phases) UPAU (landscape architect associate), LEU Réunion (landscape architect specialised in local flora), SCÈNE PUBLIQUE (lighting designer), EGIS eau (roads & utilities (VRD)), CER (dry networks)
Year: 2011 – ongoing //Area: 78 hectares // Cost of work: €27M excluding tax
ZAC mixte comportant plus de 2 300 logements, commerces et équipements
Conception et maitrise d’œuvre complète des espaces publics s et du parc urbain, paysage et aménagements urbains
Sainte Marie, Île de la Réunion (974)
TEKHNE (mandataire : architecte en chef), ATELIER LD (mandataire mission de maitrise d’œuvre) & LD Austral (paysage, aménagement urbain), UPAU (paysagiste associé), LEU Réunion Antoine Perrau et Michel Reyaud (paysagiste spécialiste flore locale), SCÈNE PUBLIQUE( concepteur lumière), EGIS eau (VRD), CER (réseaux secs)
Année : 2011 – en cours // surface : 78 ha // montant des travaux : 27 M€ HT