Quartier Charles de Gaulle
The project is located in Romainville near Paris at the edge of the A3 highway, a part of which has recently been covered. These large-scale works have enabled the construction of new housing and the development of previously forsaken areas.
The challenge of developing these parcels is to create a new piece of the city that opens up the neighborhood and gently weaves new connections with the downtown area, the future park in the Jean Lemoine development zone and the rest of the neighborhood.
This is a large-scale program that mixes housing of different kinds (apartments, stacked housing, single family homes), businesses on the ground floor of the buildings, and a community center.
The project centers on three important axes: the “footpath,” a public pedestrian walkway also accessible to bicycles, and two alleys.
These new paths enable pedestrians to truly appropriate the public space and make it their own. The outdoor spaces in the Charles de Gaulle neighborhood consist of private gardens and common garden spaces that permit pedestrian access to all the individual and collective housing. They constitute an ensemble of abundantly landscaped paths that seek to develop biodiversity, also through the use of didactic components to engage the residents.