Descent of the forest in the city – Limeil-Brévannes (FR)

Central to the « Grand Paris » and the Val-de-Marne, adjacent to Créteil, Bonneuil-sur-Marne and Valenton, Limeil-Brévannes is a city of 25.000 inhabitants in a process of development characterized by a rate population growth, one of the higher of Ile-de-France (more than 20 per cent in 5 years). In the context of its political project, the municipality has become involved in preserving its quality of life, its one-third south composed of natural wooded areas (110ha on the commune’s 693). Hence, the forest descending towards city heart is in keeping with these territorial orientations. The strong ideas of the project are to create an interconnexion of the “Tégéval” and the “câble A téléval” to RER A preparing a green way and to descent the forest massif in the historic center, passing by the green lane. This wooded path will enable to take the visitor along the alive work composed of natural elements such as water and vegetal. The blue frame composing by water is one of the components of the site permitting to constitute a playful patrimony and animating nature in city through the creation of water paths or fountains where water will be captured for a moment and be back to its natural network. As well, the ambition is to establish a life area equipped with facilities creating meetings and interactions at the meeting point between city and forest.

Descent of the forest into the heart of the city – Limeil-Brévannes

RETHINK with Philippe Buisson, landscape architect
Call for tender
Surface: area
Planning fees BT: 19 kE
Planning time: 6 months
Completion: 2017
Client: Municipality of Limeil-Brévannes
Place Charles de Gaulle
Location: F-94450 Limeil-Brévannes
Programme: Urban renovation
Mission: Urban study
Download the project sheet (in french) >