The City Continues After the Barracks

The City Continues After the Barracks
Reconversion of the site of the 28th Geographic Group, Joigny (89)

Client: Ville de Joigny
Team: Cabinet Merlin, ingénierie VRD (mandataire) – Après la pluie, paysagistes
Mission: Etude urbaine, programmation, scenarios d’aménagements, cahier de prescriptions architecturales urbaines et paysagères

Progress: Livré
Delivery Date: 2013
Area: 100.000 m2
Cost: 5.500.000 € (plantations)

The departure of the soldiers in the 28th Geographic Group left a wasteland and many abandoned buildings in the heart of the town of Joigny.
The town was built up and developped around this land and studies showed the potential for the development of a service industry park and housing capable of reconnecting the adjacent quarters.
The scenario chosen offers a wide opening onto the landscape of the Yonne Valley with vocabulary borrowed from that of a traditional city with networks of automobile and pedestrian traffic largely knit on the site as a whole, and connected to the surrounding roads and above all a dense network of pedestrian walkways made up of boulevards, squares, streets, alleys and lanes.