E16 Portraits - La Place Roz
Quimper (FR) - Runner-up
La Place Roz
Associates: Anne Brunet (FR), Hélène Le Corre (FR) – architects
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"The main subject refers to the stimulation of interfaces. The heartbeat of the tide is a natural clock which counts Quimper within its vast territory of influence. Located at the mouth of an estuary, at the confluence of three rivers and anchored in the heart of a valley, its geographical location is a reminder of the impact that the landscape has had on its urban development. [...] Our approach has been to rediscover the link which previously united the city to its river by providing new programs focused on the port history of Quimper and by developing new uses on the quays in direct connection with the river and Mont Frugy."