OMA to masterplan southern neighborhood of bordeaux, france OMA to masterplan southern neighborhood of bordeaux, france
apr 17, 2013

OMA to masterplan southern neighborhood of bordeaux, france

‘bordeaux development master plan’ by OMA, bordeaux, franceall images courtesy of OMA

 

 

 

a new urban development forming on the south end of bordeaux due to the expanding tram transit system led la fabrique metropolitaine de lacommunaute urbaine de bordeaux to commission OMA for the master planning of the area, hoping to forge new connections with the city’s centraltrain station. the project is in reality an extension of their current involvement in the area, designing 50,000 new housing units in the city since 2010.the ‘bordeaux south gate’, as the region in question is called, will better integrate the transit system with the built environment and urban planning to allow for public space and the possibility of a rational expansion strategy in the future. a layering of fast and slow circulation – the current route de toulouse vs pedestrian traffic – will create an exciting dynamic between the architects and the various firms involved within the fabric of a larger scale city project. over the next five years the neighborhoods of begles and villenave d’ornon will witness the gradual transformation into an efficiently-functioning urban center.

 

OMA associate clement blanchet states:

‘we took the tramway extension as an opportunity to rebuild this part of the city, generating a new linear condition which allows the possibility to define a fast / slow cityscape. by shifting the tram line from its previously planned location, we create potential for new types of housing and commercial development.’

 

 

proposed construction

 

 

site

 

 

tram proposal

 

 

site plan

 

 

three individual areas connected by an improved tram system

 

 

new program

 

 

intersection with the route de toulouse

 

 

section

 

 

project info:

 

 

architects: OMAlandscape architect: coloco sustainability adviser: egis concept engineering office: egisreal estate adviser: CBRE

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