THE CITY ENTRANCE OF A TERRITORY IN TRANSITION
Site Location Port Jerome sur Seine – Notre Dame de Gravenchon
Project Scales XL/S - territory / architecture + context
Site Family CHANGING METABOLISM - From linear to circular economy
Post-competition phase Urban development guidelines, conceptual diagram, specific architectural elements
How can the site contribute to a productive city?
Industry, developing in sectors, shaped the city. Two oil refineries were established along the Seine between 1928 and 1933 while the historic centre has remained higher up. A garden city with all the necessary facilities and services was built for employees, becoming a new place to live away from both the historic city centre and the industrial site. The city has changed, developing simultaneously with industrial opportunities and expansion. Today, recently merged into a dynamic intercommunal area of 80,000 inhabitants, the city is engaged in a process of ecological transition through energy production diversification. In view of these new challenges, how can the assets of this "fertile" city be promoted and how do these issues translate to the development project? How can living conditions and production at the entrance to the city be reconciled in a context of ecological and energy transition?