Requalification of the Broussais hospital promenade
- Building Type : Other building
- Construction Year : 2010
- Delivery year : 2019
- Address 1 - street : Rue Didot 75014 PARIS, France
- Climate zone : [Cfb] Marine Mild Winter, warm summer, no dry season.
- Net Floor Area : 17 200 m2
- Construction/refurbishment cost : 25 000 000 €
- Cost/m2 : 1453.49 €/m2
Primary energy need
(Calculation method : Other )
Inaugurated in 2019 on the site of the former Broussais hospital, the Jane and Paulette Nardal promenade is above all a team effort. For nine years, local residents, schoolchildren, high school students, associations and architects have worked together and shared their ideas and know-how around round tables, workshops and interventions in schools. Together, they gave life to a place accessible to all, which echoes the history and imagination of the neighborhood, as well as the biodiversity that surrounds it.
This promenade is punctuated by lounges which are outdoor spaces with equipment adapted according to use. From the start of the project, a consultation process is set up in partnership with local residents, the neighborhood council and local associations. They are the ones who designed and enriched the four lounges by expressing their ideas and expectations. Everyone brought what they wanted to find there. Some have even participated in the design of the furniture for the various lounges.
- In the children's lounge, a giant bat shelters swings, slides and climbing walls for children from 0 to 12 years old.
- The discovery lounge is the ideal place to organize meetings or a picnic between neighbors around the large table.
- In the games room, younger and older players will embark on a tour of the world and Greater Paris, the time of one or more games.
- Finally, the most athletic will find in the sports lounge multiple pieces of equipment for an outdoor bodybuilding session.
A path of basalt slabs, designed with groups of visually impaired people, leads to the various lounges and serves as a guide for visitors.
4 themes structure the project, they aim to reduce the environmental footprint and improve the living environment for all:
1. Intensify biodiversity:
- 17,200 m2 of promenade
- 564 m2 of vegetable garden
- 8,097 m2 of permeable mineral surface to preserve the local green fabric and enhance the existing ecological corridor
2. A recovery process
- 240,000 cobblestones reused
- 230 linear meters of dry stone works completed
- 2000 m2 of backfill made of recycled materials to respond to the ecological transition and demonstrate the technical and aesthetic potential of recycled materials
3. Equipment co-produced with residents
- a playground for children
- an interactive discovery space
- a play area of the world for young people and adults
- a gym and a dance floor
- a shared garden designed with residents to raise awareness of the site's biodiversity and enhance the specificity of the site and the neighborhood
4. A laboratory for the inclusive city
- 600 linear meters of guidance
- 2 tactile signage devices
- to open up a space for everyone in the neighborhood with qualitative and innovative solutions
See more details about this projecthttp://ateliernous.fr/downloads/NOUS-NARDAL.pdf
atelier NOUS, setec tpi
Dépôt des matériaux de la ville de Paris
Lycée Hector Guimard
Manufacture of the “marble game”
Centralpose / Segex / Razel
Laying of paving stones, laying of marbles, construction of dry stone work
Fédération Française des Professionnels de la Pierre Sèche
Association «L’oeil et la main - La pierre sèche en mouvement»
Ville de Paris - Direction de la Voirie et des Déplacements
Atelier NOUS (ex OÏKOS architectes urbanistes)
- No heating system
- No domestic hot water system
- No cooling system
- Double flow
- No renewable energy systems
- Urban heat island
Dépôt des matériaux de la ville de Paris
Autres / Autres
Construction and exploitation costs
- 25 000 000 €
Reuse : same function or different function
- 240,000 reused paving stones (2000m²)
- 230 linear metres of dry-stone work completed
- 240,000 paving stones reused (2000m²):
- 230 linear metres of dry stone work carried out:
Reasons for participating in the competition(s)
Circularity: The promenade was built stone by stone with durable materials, which guarantee residents quality facilities. Many materials, resulting from reuse, have found a second life here. The cobblestones and stones from the Paris City Hall depot were reused for the floor and the dry stone walls that delimit all the lounges. The embankments under the promenade were made with a material based on recycled glass, and the insect hotel was designed from trees that had already been pruned. In addition, existing trees as well as a pergola and its wisteria have been preserved.
Reproducibility: The process developed is now the basis for the approach to the project for atelier NOUS and setec. There are no brakes really preventing reproducibility. The achievements of the Nardal promenade have inspired several groups of project managers and contracting authorities who have since requested the deposit of materials from the Paris City Hall to recover the available stones.
Innovation: The combination of material solutions (reuse of stones, recycling of glass), preservation and development of biodiversity (permeable surface, preservation of existing plants) and social (active participation of future users) was innovative. This combination has enabled the co-construction of a park with low environmental impact and high social impact.