Urban Development Sablon Du Nord, Metz, France

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Urban Development Sablon Du Nord, Metz, France

The erstwhile trade fair and rail freight grounds, hitherto cut off from downtown by the rail lines, was to be transformed into a high-end commercial, office and residential estate. The proximity to the main station, downtown and the Seille River were all positives to be included. The proposal restructures the 22-hectare-large site and foresees a supra-regional landscaped park for recreational purposes on the banks of the Seille, which are renaturalized, offering urbanites access to nature.

Client: Stadt Metz, Frankreich
Gross Area: 2.2 km²
GFA: 222,000 m²
Competition: 1998, 1st Prize
Completion: 2002
In Cooperation with BGM Atelier d’architecture, Montreuil and Latitude Nord, Paris

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