Le Perreux : Banks

Contractor : Ville du Perreux-sur-Marne
BASE landscape designer mandatory + Champalbert


Perreux-sur-Marne / 94
budget / 1,3 M€
surface / 4000 m²
completion / 2011


The city of Perreux-sur-Marne has rethought its entire relation to its river, considering it as a major environmental, social, urban and political issue.
Two projects were commisionned to BASE, one of which is located at the bridge of Bry, along the Champagne bank.


The project aims at bringing back both the people and other species of plants and animals to the banks of the river Marne, by softening the water and urban edges. Concrete protections are turned into vegetal engeneering, and overflood is accepted, widening the spectrum of environements.


For unknown and ancient reasons, once the banks get confortable (shadows, plants, adapted ground floor, lighting and furniture), people are irrationally attracted by water and start changing their way of life, and their relation to the city.