30, bv Richard Lenoir, Paris 75011
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The Arsenal district
Saint Fons, France - invited
The major challenge in redesigning the Arsenal district in Saint Fons, a city in the suburbs of Lyon, was to inflate new energy in a neutral urban space, one of the leftovers of the housing strategies of the 70’s. The project clarifies the pathway system and simplifies the connection to the city center, and at the same time it proposes a large scale of outdoor activities to enrich the local social life: playgrounds for children of all ages, a multiple-function sports field for the teenagers, calmer zones for reading and relaxing, etc. A series of community gardens gives the possibility to the families living in the residential towers to cultivate fruits and vegetables for their household.