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

 
A 450 meter long glass covered garden in the center will house plants unknown to the Ile-de-France region, and when the weather permits, the roof will be left open to infuse the space with fresh air. The banks of the Seine around Seguin Island will be a public waterfront promenade, and additional trees will be planted in this area.

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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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