Micro-centrality in a flood zone – Touques (FR)

A new resilient microcentrality in a flood zone

The site is on the edge of the Touques river, close to an activity zone and residential hillsides. Situated in a flood-prone areas, we draw an urban and landscape micro-centrality with a mix of uses within a larger renatured space.
The project is composed of successive layers: the soil and the vegetation, the active ground floors raised on stilts with their public spaces and the flats on the upper floors. We initiate a renaturation process under the action of water, which would gradually dig into the ground to create different smaller streams; and reconstruct a humid landscape in the old lower bed of the Touques. The project promotes living together that respects natural spaces, a life at the rhythm of water.

Urban renewal in flood-prone areas – Touques 2021

RETHINK (representative) with URBAN WATER (hydrology), PRAXYS (landscape architect)
Restricted competition
Submitted
Surface: 2,5 ha
Planning fees BT : 2 kEuros
Planning time: 2 months
Completion: 2021
Client: Ministère de la transition écologique
246 Boulevard Saint-Germain, 75007 Paris
Location: 17 rue du Dr, Lainé, F-14800 Touques
Program: Living in flood zones
Mission: Idea competition
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