URBAN STUDY FOR THE REASSESSMENT OF DOWNTOWN GIEN
Diagnisis, Programing, définition
City of Gien
PROJECT MANAGER :
Sativa paysage / Ecmo
Gien is a small town of the Loire valley built on a hillside and overhung by the castle. Its architectural landscape is characterized by the reconstruction and the concept of “picturesque modernity” developed by André Laborie. At first, we established a diagnosis and a master plan on a widened perimeter. Then, we realized a study on an operational sector organized around the main places of the city. The object of the project is the requalification of the public places of the city center with a redefining of the sharing of the public space and a work of opening towards the Loire.
Sativa landscape and Ecmo lean on an important work of diagnosis to draw step by step the city project, from wide scale towards a definition on the scale of the city and his inhabitants. The stakes were to find a balance between patrimonial continuity, evolution of the uses, place given to the soft traffic, renewed relationship with the Loire and the budgetary realism.