2o13, Issy Les Moulineaux, 1oo.ooo sqm
– Advance Design Leader for Jean Paul Viguier
We distinguish two different types of city: On the on hand we have a hierarchical structure in an abstract form of tree, in which urban events are associated in linear ways. On the other hand, the city could be conceived as a grid where events are associated in a complex matrix in which the possibilities of association are potentially infinite. In this web the pedestrian associates complex programs with his daily walk path in the city. For the realization of the project we propose to follow the course of four imaginary pedestrians: a pedestrian of the city of Issy, a pedestrian inhabitant of the project site, an athletic pedestrian and a consumer pedestrian. We study their possibilities of travel on the site. In the city, to go from point 1 to point 2 a pedestrian does not necessarily take a straight path. The hypothetical traffic of pedestrians drew lines of force on the plot. These capricious pedestrian routes have unveiled event points, new elements of the urban program to define. Once the urban power lines have defined the urban space, we study the feasibility of the plot in vertical. The ground floor of the site is devoted to commercial activities: A shopping center containing large commercial areas is located on the southern part of the plot and it takes advantage of the complex urban form to expand throughout the plot thanks to small shops and local associations of neighbors. The upper floors of the dwellings take part in the commercial life of the parcel thanks to the successive terraces around the green fault of the complex relations of the neighbors and the vertical cores of communication. Images courtesy of Jean Paul Viguier et Associés© .