The Pierre Percée Lake House
Planning Signposted Trails, as part of the Creation of the Maison des Lakes, Pierre Percée (54)
Client: SEV (Société d’Equipement Vosgienne)
Team: AACZ, architectes (mandataire) – Après la pluie, paysagistes – Saunier et associés, Bureau d’Etudes Techniques, tout corps d’états – Ajir environnement, Bureau d’Etude Technique Haute Qualité Environnementale – Benoît Tremsal, Artiste plasticien
Delivery Date: 2012
Area: 3 km
Cost: 700.000 € (Sentiers d’interprétations)
Covering 300 hectares, added to which is the surrounding forest, the Pierre Pércé Lake is a vast artificial reservoir in the “natural” landscape of the Vosges forest.
The lake represents a variety of occupations: a place to relax, landscape heritage, and hydraulic engineering.
This atypical landscape affords magnificent walks around the lake, using the hiking trails and bicycle paths that cross the various forestry settings. Often dense, sometimes more thinly scattered, the forest tracts offer views open to the lake and exceptional panoramas thanks to the topography.
The layout of the paths supposes an expert knowledge of the forest for very mild intervention. The project requires an enhancement of the afforestation and the implementation of the appropriate forestry management to define the areas for walking, playing, sharing in groups, as well as the areas reserved for the development of biodiversity and the observation of nature.