Bourg-la-Reine, Train Station Square, France

Bourg-la-Reine, Train Station Square, France

The city of Bourg-la-Reine asked for a complete transformation of the city center train station square, from its initial creation as a vast traffic circle towards a pedestrian space, that would be better connected to the nearby shopping area and more secure for the daily stream of 22,000 passengers making train or bus connections.

The landscape architect resolved the arduous topography of the site (a 1.2 meter gap between the station entrance and the lower train access) by creating large fountain millstone walls that structure the square which is entirely ADA accessible.

The lighting design project stemmed out of a fine analysis of passenger movements and needs. What allows travelers to feel at ease and wander in a hospitable nocturnal public space is the illumination of urban landmarks, such as the millstone wall grazing, the handrail integrated lighting and the creative, colorful illuminations near the plaza that students from the Lakanal High School imagined.


Lighting design: Concepto, with Plastic Art students of Lycée Lakanal in Sceaux, into a collaborative project
Project management: BET infrastructure Technicité, Lanscaper Atelier Horizon, Architect Béguin & Macchini
Contracting owner: City of Bourg La Reine
Completion: 2020

Photo credit: Concepto / Edouard Sacre