Gallery: Architect Jean Nouvel Unveils Masterplan for Seguin Island in ...

In the summer of 2009, Jean Nouvel was chosen as the lead urban architect for a 300,000 square meter project in Boulogne-Billancourt, France. Nouvel recently unveiled the master plan for the incredible mixed-use project named the Seguin Island, which includes a cultural center, social facilites, extensive parks, gardens, shops, and terraces that serve as a destination for both residents and tourists. The new project will not only introduce additional public green space to the area, but the Seguin is anticipated to become a major destination for the city of Paris. Construction is scheduled to begin next year, and the new cultural pole is expected to open by the end of 2023.

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  1. jon brees thogmartin January 12, 2011 at 2:20 pm

    knowing nouvel’s work leaves no doubt of the islands end outcome-sensational. sustainability is assured in the 21st century and does not need to be a marketing tool but rather a design tool. unfortunately nouvel cannot change the cities river issues but i bet nouvel’s team makes some important river connections-physically, visually, & sensually. i look forward to the final reality

  2. Holcim Awards January 3, 2011 at 4:28 pm

    The images here are not very provocative. They make it look like a generic development. I hope it improves as the design is developed. It would also be great if sustainability was a driving force behind the development. Especially considering it could reintroduce a riparian habitat to the urban center of the city.

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