Localisation 3 communes concernées par le périmètre stratégique (Rochefort-sur-Mer, Echillais, Saint Hyppolyte) et 1 commune pour le périmètre de projet
Échelles de projet XL/L - territoire / urbain + architecture
Famille de site FAIRE ÉVOLUER LES MÉTABOLISMES - D'une économie linéaire à une économie circulaire
Phase post concours Étude paysagère à l’échelle du site de réflexion ; Études urbaines et schéma d’aménagement sur les sites de projet
How can the site contribute to a productive city?
The city of Rochefort-sur-Mer, founded in 1666 by Charles Colbert du Terron in marshlands, gave the Kingdom of France a port for the construction of its military fleet. This activity remained the driving economic force in the territory until the Arsenal was closed in 1927. However, an economy related to navigation and military needs has continued with production activities related to maritime commerce and aeronautics. In addition, an outstanding architectural and urban planning uniformity as well as remarkable buildings (i.e. Corderie Royale) within proximity of exceptional natural sites has allowed the city to develop a significant tourist trade. The four project sites are oriented towards the river and were in activity when the Arsenal was still functioning. Whether currently in full activity or partial, the goal is to allow their transformation within the framework of an exceptional geographic, environmental and architectural heritage while taking into consideration the risks from flooding of the meandering Charente River.