Castle of the Meuse
This fresco illustrates the transformation of four steel industry sites on the banks of the Meuse, and their relationship with the surrounding area. The project is an opportunity to question the place of the industrial economy in the city of the future, and the way to develop sustainable industrial use that is sensitive to social, climatic and ecological crises.
It's about repairing, but also weaving. This means, first and foremost, healing the economic fabric, but above all it means healing the landscape and the biodiversity, the urban fabric and the heritage, the social and cultural fabric. Today, it's essential to think about the desartificialisation of land and the greening of the heart of cities.
The project consists of embracing the terrain and designing a collar of parks stretching around the Meuse and marking out the landscape with a series of industrial totem poles: blast furnaces, coke ovens, torpedo wagons and market halls. Like the castles of the Meuse, they are woven into the landscape of the valley, creating a singularity and identity that also supports pedestrian and cycle routes through the sites.
- Agence TER