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

 
Overseeing the revitalization, Nouvel has been conscious of creating a seamless development that doesn't parcel off the land to the developers and architects involved. Rather, Nouvel sees the Seguin as a chance to make up for what was lost during the years of desolation, and to instead create an urban pole with the power to transform the community.

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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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