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    • Mogère District – Montpellier

      La Mogère won’t just reproduce an existing urban planning morphology. Rather it bases its consistency on new relationships between what exists – the area, its features and constraints – and a specific urban strategy with respect to responding to economic, social and environmental concerns.

      The project introduces a dynamic coexistence (or relationship) between the site and the features of the urban area, between the components of the area and the elements of the plan.

      The defining components of the site include an agricultural landscape marked by agrarian use and management and delineated by the Nègue Cats water runoff and topography in soft relief. We keep in mind the air and noise pollution which will strain the site and against which the plan must include protection. The project will not impose a fixed form, but we propose rather a flexible urban plan: an urban, dense and open campus.

      > A campus: The campus will be characterized by the autonomy of each component rather than dispersion (even modern university campuses are becoming denser, approaching the density of an urban area). The campus is the juxtaposition of constructed elements, the form and dimensions of which are not specified in the overall urban plan, but rather defined by their own unique purpose and situation. This autonomy of each component, the very essence of a campus, is the condition that allows the district to adapt to changes in the future and to integrate new amenities and to respond to new purposes.

      > Dense: The density and its corollary, proximity, are the necessary conditions for developing new contacts and fostering exchange; in short, for an unfolding of an urban dynamic.

      > Open: The open form of a dense campus does not interfere with the grid and layout of the site. The perspectives that came to mind and which were confirmed by our studies are that the Pic Saint-Loup and the Mediterranean as well as the town hall and the key elements of the future district guarantee that the district will become an integral part of Montpellier’s identity.

       

      La Mogère won’t just reproduce an existing urban planning morphology. Rather it bases its consistency on new relationships between what exists – the area, its features and constraints – and a specific urban strategy with …

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    • 2016196 Mogère District – Montpellier

      Competition / 1st prize, ongoing

      CityMontpellier

      Year2016

      ProcedureCompetition / 1st prize

      Statusongoing

      ArchitectsXDGA Floris Alkemade

      Mechanical engineerOTEIS

      ConsultantCVA-Dominique Boudet