The city of Perreux-sur-Marne has rethought its entire relation to its river, considering it as a major environmental, social, urban and political issue. The project aims at bringing back both the people and other species of plants and animals to the banks of the river Marne, by softening the water and urban edges. Concrete protections are turned into vegetal engeneering, and overflood is accepted, widening the spectrum of environements.
The park of Passeligne Pélissier in the city of Boé is the  result of a wide reflection on the multiple forms of the nature and the landscapes in the scale of the urban conglomeration of Agen. The creation of the park is connected to the development of two successive stories: The one about the agricultural domain of Pélissier, and the other about the industrial landscape of gravel pits.
Urbicus: The ‘planches de Madine’ are a unique architectural, urban and landscaping object in total harmony with the site. From buildings and squares to promenades, the boards are a symbol of Madine’s renewal. The deck ‘s relief emphasizes the topography of the site, its undulations greet the buildings and create its furniture, with the walker traveling above and below the buildings. The deck brings a stroke of modernity to the site’s image and follows the global design direction of the lake’s identity.
The introduction of an underground car park in the city-centre at the Square of the Liberation in Troyes was the original reason of the re-qualification of the area. Thanks to the construction works of the underground structure and the clearing of some existing trees, a major perspective opened up towards the cathedral, making it obvious that a larger perimeter should be taken into account when rethinking the city center, including three city gardens and the Seine Chanel.
A key public space of the major urban plan for La Duchère, this park revitalises a geography that has been mistreated by history while developing “urban nature” that links and bonds the area together. Used as a spoils storage site during the creation of the “Grand Ensemble” major housing complex, this small valley was mistreated over time by water engineering works (pipes) that are purely functional.
Ilex landscape architects shared with us new photos of Parc des Iles, so we are bringing it back in focus. Enjoy!
The Paris Zoological Park opened its doors again in April, 2014 after 27 months of renovation work that transformed it to the core while renewing the zoo’s existing strong points, most notably the gardens’ iconic Great Rock. 40% more landscaped space has been added to the original 1934 zoo, but most of all, it’s the evolving vision of the relationship between humans and animals that has been completely revisited.
BASE shared with us their recently complete park in Lyon. Park includes various ambiences such as forest, meadow, garden, green amphitheater, misty playground, trunk forest, plus a fitness and a picnic area. The site is situated in an area of Lyon that before the completion of this park lacked open social space.
The main idea of the project is to create an undulating green plinth stretching from facade to facade through the garden. The central concrete plateau takes the formal language of the general topography. The plateau and the accidental horizon generate various situations. Through the apertures one can sense the organic surface, giving the impression that the concrete plateau is suspended over the ground.
Close to Étretat, the small resort of Veules-les-Roses is where Victor Hugo found refuge. It suffered from bomb damage during the Second World War and then from the post-war reconstruction, which channeled the river and cover it with a parking lot ...
The project aims to re-establish the link between the city centre and waterfront by creating a large planted esplanade where the market can be held. This element helps link three existing gardens to create a green corridor from the jardin de Brétinio to place Hoche.
The analysis and research made on the teaching of the child and his perception of space work have enabled us to develop a program highlighting a dedicated early childhood space. The generous space of almost 1900m2, yet conscious of every detail, is divided into three parts: a plot, a raised area for adults and a  disbursed central area for children.
Located a few hundred meters from the cliffs of Paluel and not far from its nuclear power plant, "Le Clos des Fées" is the extension of the hamlet of Conteville. Master plan was carried out with a focus on providing large open spaces whilst avoiding urban sprawl.
The richness and depth of Norges-la-Ville, a french village near Dijon, is bonded to the natural source of the river Norges. Depending on the season and the river’s mood, the zone was hardly accessible so far, depriving the local population of the stunning beauty of this landscape.
To mark the 54th birthday of the twinning of the cities of 'Asnières-sur-Seine' and 'Berlin- Spandau', the city of Asnières is creating a mail leading up to a future kindergarten – a mail is a large pedestrian path lined with trees and plantations in an urban environment. The mail 'Berlin- Spandau' is innovative in terms of landscape design being inspired by German principles which include maintenance, materials, and living spaces.
French studio Mutabilis paysage & urbanisme shared with us their project in Mulhouse, France. They transformed an ex parking lot into a vibrant square surrounded by busy streets of the old city. Metal cogs were placed as a part of granite pavement pattern since wheel has been the symbol of the Mulhouse city.
The decay of the forge by the end of the 60’s gave way to wide brownfield expanses and to an exceptional site by the water. It is against such a strong historical and geographical backdrop that the municipality has initiated the urban reorganisation of its town centre ...
Located on former agricultural land and in front of buildings, the park serves as backbone for the new district of Montévrain. Its environments are fed by the rural landscape of the surrounding countryside: prairies, hedge-rows, small woods, and a vast wetland associated with the creation of a storm-water basin.
Urbicus has carried out all kinds of projects for regional development at various locations and contrasting sites since it was founded by Jean-Marc Gaulier in 1996. The agency works to transform landscapes whose public or private organisations entrust the work to us. Urbicus (in Latin 'of the city' ), experimented with the consequences of civility projected in nature and nature projected in towns.
The project develops all the relations, consciously or unconsciously, between the traveler and the world of the train. The differences of levels of the garden evoke the platform, the 42 meters long bench calls back the length of trains and seats in the past. The impression of speed is translated by the linearity of coverings and by the organization of the vegetable pallet. The whole project is centered around identity elements such as the metallic blades on the ground, which object reference in rails and a model of lighting which reminds the drawing of the catenary posts.
The wharf is arranged in a large sandstone paved esplanade. It forms a garden of cracks, where the joins draw lines moderately conducive to bio-diversity, and the environment. Parisian style trees and riparian forests are planted and climbing plants adorn the walls. The place is pedestrianised, road traffic is limited to the functional uses of a public and port area.
A new organization of the main station has involved the demolition of the existing memorial. The city of Besançon has wanted to create a "place of remembrance" that would incorporate elements of the ancient monument and could also welcome all commemorations of Remembrance.
The Flaubert eco-district is developed on a former port and industrial wasteland. This is the opportunity to create on site a blue and green structuring framework in connection with the Seine River and more generally in order to "restore nature in the city".
In 2006 the town council of Chartres launched a significant process of urban and social reconfiguration of the Cité de Beaulieu. The aim was to solve many issues caused by the 70's urbanism and create a new piece of the city which has to be both attractive and combined with the orther areas in a cohérent way.

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