Highway across the city : the example of Cergy-Pontoise :
The heavy transportation infrastructures, which have been built since the 60’s are know rejected by the nearby urban areas.
What used to be a symbol of modernity « high speed, fluidity, efficiency », now embodies « urban cut, pollution, noise pollution, saturation of th traffic, waste of space, and urban spreading ». Everywhere in Europe, the whole concept of "circulation" has to be rethink.
Through the study of Cergy-Pontoise’s crossing, the 2008 session offers to young urbanists, engineers, architects, economists and landscape designers, to rethink the design and the role of heavy infrastructures in the urban landscape : questionning the "object", and its uses ; imagining its possible transformation in order to adapt it to new transportation needs, while taking into account its articulation to the crossed territories, and respecting sustainable development objectives.
Michel Jaouen, architect and urban planner
Marie Basile, doctor in urban planning
Luc Rimbault, engineer and urban planner
Sabrina Beniddir, architect
Serhat Celep, urban planner
Fu Paulo, architect
Christophe Bayle, architect and urban planner
Chakib Benramdane, architect and urban planner
Rémi Masson, architect and urban planner
Permanent team of Les Ateliers :
Nicolas Détrie, Director
Vigdis Flaten, Communication