The competition has been launched to obtain innovative scenarios that will bring new dynamism to the connections on the urban agglomeration scale and between Tours and Saint-Pierre-des-Corps while keeping the A10 motorway in service.
Open, public and international call for ideas at urban and architectural scales
For multidisciplinary teams of at least two people, aged under 40, at least one of whom is qualified in urban design (architect, urban planner, landscape architect…)
A site, situated between Tours and Saint-Pierre des Corps in France, with a programatical frame, is proposed to the candidates.
This A10 motorway crosses the city of Tours, carrying national and local traffic. These functions will continue in the future, since the idea of an orbital motorway has been abandoned.
The study area is the whole A10 motorway corridor (formed by the motorway and Avenue Georges Pompidou) between Tours & St-Pierre-des-Corps, on a section situated between Rue des Ateliers and the River Cher, for the motorway, its surrounds and its lower and higher crossings. It is essential that the teams should take account of this scale, within its urban and metropolitan context, including the surrounding districts, and of the uses to be fostered, especially in terms of forms of mobility other than the individual car: carpooling, bus on highway… They will be expected to advance proposals, including proposals about the infrastructure itself. Within this space, slightly over one kilometre long, the second objective is to choose a proposal for implementation which will subsequently be explored in greater depth. In consequence, apart from the need for ideas relating to the global scale, a specific proposal for a Passage or Passages is expected. The proposal, which the winner may be asked to develop, will relate to the sector situated at the intersection of the motorway and the railway tracks, as shown in the map. The purpose of this project is to trigger a process of long-term urban reclamation, with which all the site actors will be expected to engage, for the whole urban area the infrastructure crosses
WHEN AND HOW?
Phase 1 – Launching of the competition (20 January 2015) ; entries : A3 files in English of French, 4 pages : presentation of the team, poit of view on the theme, first attitude on the site and references of passages (20 January-20 March 2015) – announcement of the 7 teams selected for the workshop (10 April 2015)
Phase 2 – Workshop of 5 days with the 7 selected teams (28 May-1st June 2015): development of the projects with the local stakeholders (cities, agglomeration, inhabitants, experts) – end of the Workshop : public presentation publique by the 7 teams
22 June 2015 : deadline for the final entries
29 June 2015 : International jury – award of the prize-winning team
Autumn 2015 : international exhibition of results