Poissy Galore

AWP+HHF

Photos courtesy of Julien Lanoo

Poissy Galore

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AWP: 25 rue Henry Monnier 75009 Paris, France
HHF: Allschwilerstrasse 71 A CH-4055 Basel, Switzerland
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www.hhf.ch
Category:
Arts & Culture
Project selected:
Poissy Galore
Location:
Carrières sous Poissy, France
Year:
2015

The project is part of a future 113 ha large public green space along the Seine river, in Carrières-Sous-Poissy, at the end station of the RER line A and close to the renown Villa Savoye from Le Corbusier. The Park will be a public park and ecological showcase for local residents and a leisure destination for people living in and around Paris.
The competition brief included the construction of a visitor’s center, of a restaurant (“guinguette”), of an observatory and smaller infrastructure “follies” with different uses.
Similar to the wooden preschool toys in form of building blocks, this collection of pavilions and ‘follies’ is based on a modular wood system, combining different sizes and angled timber frames.
The site is exceptional, for its location along the Seine river and for its “in-between”, dual nature (land/water, city/sprawl, wilderness/domesticated nature). Barges, fishing huts and houseboats, which have been so far inhabiting the site have been a powerful source of inspiration. The other site boundary is characterized by suburban nondescript housing pavilions. The design springs from an hybridization between these two existing habitat models: the floating barge and the archetypical suburban house resulting in a new typology emerging in the park and dealing with the site’s identity both spatially and socially, whilst providing a contemporary and forward-looking response.

Project credits:
ARCHITECTS:
AWP (Marc ARMENGAUD, Matthias ARMENGAUD Alessandra CIANCHETTA) and HHF (HERLACH, HARTMANN, FROMMENWILER)
PARTNER-IN-CHARGE DIRECTION DU PROJET:
ALESSANDRA CIANCHETTA/AWP

(ratings closed)