30, bv Richard Lenoir, Paris 75011
Urban developpement planning
Frontignan, France - invited
Frontignan-La Peyrade is a twin city with a great position between the mountains and the sea, close to Sete and Montpellier. Thanks to its urban potential, the city will double the number of its residents in the following years. The project unifies the two separated city centers and it develops a long term planning for residential housing with new public facilities. While redesigning the town, the projects reinforce the connection with the surrounding landscape and it invites the natural vegetation into the heart of the center. The proximity of the seashore appears to be both an aesthetical and a technical challenge, since the water level will rise considerably during the next century.