Urban design in Givors city
Third year • 2010 • Saint-Etienne School of Architecture
Objectives : This work was about understanding urban design's stakes, according to the notions of scale and time. How to transform a city by preserving its identity ?
Analyze & Identify
Following the analysis of the town of Givors (Above - Below), we had to suggest a project according to the scale of the city, taking into account our previous records : the city is divided by highways and train networks, but possess a strong natural potential.
Renovate to add value
In the idea of playing with the existing buildings, we decided to base our work taking into account the large territory that surrounds the city. We tried to preserve the agricultural identity, by creating places tied with farming and nature : a market, a cooperative, a farm school and an urban walk along the three rivers.