Located along the Seine River and the Canal Saint Martin at the end of the Bastille Axis, the area is currently in the midst of several civic development projects, including the upcoming waterfront park, parc Rives de Seine. SO-IL (@solidobjectives) and Laisne Roussel’s (@laisneroussel @nicolaslaisnearchitectes @dream_dimitriroussel )proposal will add mixed-use program to the mix, all of which will feature views of the river and the Parisian cityscape.
The masterplan divides the site into two main parts. The first, a seven-story wood structure, is located along the historical Haussmanian axis and offers co-living units, social housing and a restaurant. The other side of the site is dedicated to public activities, including a publicly-accessible pavilion containing co-working spaces, a fabrication lab, and a multi-purpose room; a repurpose lockhouse built in 1905 repurposed for cultural events; and three new public squares. An existing homeless facility on site, Aurore, will also be incorporated into the plan.The design also seeks to activate the waterfront space, providing space for the Yacht Club of Bastille as well as a public swimming pool and several pools for biodiversity research and water quality monitoring.The competition was organized by the city of Paris as part of the Reinventer La Seine initiative, which aims to introduce innovative new proposals at the intersection of architecture, creative urbanism, and development for sites along the river.
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Photography from Laisne Roussel Architects
Architects : LAISNÉ ROUSSEL, SO-IL