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Re-inventing the Seine

Located between the Seine and the Darse Charles Babin, the Waddington peninsula in Rouen (Seine Maritime) provides a new face to the river thanks to a new design, which facilitates the planning of events realized by the city and the department. The project connects the peninsula and the river. The creation of water mirrors between the bâtiment du chai, the parking and Hangar 23 joins the Charles Babin and the Marégraphes promenade, which will be extended.

Following the landscape, which orients the views towards the river, a street furniture made with raw materials and inspired by the industrial past, the quays introduce new uses in the public space. The presence of the Seine is intimately linked to the wooded character of the valley’s landscape. The originality of this project is present in the installation of a mobile and evolving green section. This device aims to make evolve the mineral character of the esplanade in order to transform it into a new destination for walking while the tenure of events, such as foire Saint-Romain.