Bourreau . Fabre . Coltier

Europan 11 . Toulouse

courtesy of RNDM Architrecture > Estelle Bourreau . Aurélie Fabre . Jb Coltier

Between the canal and the railway, the area is enclosed.
Our project strives to reconnect it with the city.
That is why we rely on strong structural elements to both organize the territory and make it attractive:
le Mail commerçant (spine of the site)
le Quai équipé (It will be a « buffer » space between the rails and the new neighborhood and a true sign of the city entrance from the train.)
la Halle culturelle (memory of the site)
le Parvis minéral (place of recreation, leisure and interaction)
la Prairie urbaine (green space of the area)
le Quartier résidentiel (Dense and lively)

The project is set up as a new urban landscape that draws on elements of identity that constitute the urban tissue of old Toulouse.
From a regular frame which allows us to organize the new district in a rational and rigorous way, while answering the diverse needs of density, scale, hierarchical organization of flows, contribution of light, we incorporate a fragmentation inspired by the plan of the old town which allows us to generate diverse urban events, perspectives, places...
We want to enhance the unexpected, to create poetry of the place and a pleasure to cross the city.
An assumed density, which creates social links as an alternative to the urban spreading.
In a gradual change of scale our project blends into the existing with buildings of 3 to 6 floors, to interact with the major operations of the canal and with the planning of “faubourgs”.
Each block follows the same structure in order to organize the area and create a random thought and feel.
The distortion arises from the interior of the island to expand its open spaces and appropriate media activities. Linearity is maintained on the exteriority of the block for better permeability of the site.

We strongly believe that the city is not built by “enclaves". Urban planning aims to create a sociable neighborhood based on shared spaces.
Roof tops of building are cut to provide space for terraces, studios, greenhouses, sporting rooms … On particular floors, between buildings, there are community gardens, offering a space to breathe.
The density associated with the mix of functions encourages local travel on foot or by bike. The combination of these 2 elements is the key of the mastery of the urban spreading by thinking in a joint way of the questions of town planning and mobility.

Competition: EUROPAN 11
City: Toulouse
Country: FRANCE
Team: RNDM Architecture (Estelle Bourreau, Aurélie Fabre, Jb Coltier)

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