The eco-district hosts a dense urban program of office buildings, housing, and cultural, educational and sports equipment articulated around a landscaped park named Martin Luther King Park.
The urban spaces, designed jointly by the architects François Grether and Associates, landscape architects Jacqueline Osty and Associates, CONCEPTO and OGI engineering office, rely on a complex and an exceptionally large civil engineering work, as it covers in overhang the railways and a portion of the suburban subway called RER C.
Conceived as a harmonious continuity of the four major vegetable themes of the Park (spring, summer, fall and winter garden), the lighting proposals break voluntarily away from Parisian practices in order to meet the challenges of the new climate plan: lower levels of illuminance from 20 to 10 lux on street, 15 to 7.5 lux on the sidewalks, replacing high pressure Sodium sources at 9 meters high by 3000 K White Gold dimmable LEDs sources with very high performance optics installed on a more human scale at 7 meters high.
CONCEPTO has implemented a gradation in real time of the street lighting depending on their attendance: magnetic loops for cars and bikes, pedestrians’ presence sensors.
This joint solution was considered reliable and efficient by the Paris city’s technicians on Cardinet-Chalabre Street, which had been installed as a pilot area.
Urbanist: Atelier François Grether Landscape architects: Atelier J. Osty et Associés Engineering office: OGI
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