The Cour des Douanes
The Urban Development of the Cross-border Land, Strasbourg (67) / Kehl (DE)
Client: Ville de Strasbourg et de Kehl
Team: Inuits, paysagiste (mandataire) – Après la pluie, paysagistes – Francois Magos, plasticien lumière
Mission: Concours d’idée international 2ème prix
Delivery Date: 2013
Area: 45.000 m2
Faced with the expanse of the Rhine, the Customs border land between Khel and Strasbourg offers a fantastic potential for poetic dialogue between the two banks of the river.
In continuity with the impulsion given by the Park of the Two Banks, we wanted to take advantage of the exceptional situation by an ambitious urban project, magnifying the perception of the expanse from each of the two banks and restoring new uses in the landscape emblematic of the Rhine riverbanks.
For more than 3 km in depth, vast prairies and woods open to the river go hand in hand with and accompany the constructions placed back from and away from the river’s rise in level.