Douvres-la-Délivrande, France (2014)
client: Town hall of Douvres-la- Délivrande
design team: D PAYSAGE (lead landscape architects), Infra Services (infrastructure engineers)
D PAYSAGE : Diala Haddad, Jean-Baptiste Lacombe
surface area: 9 500 m²
budget: 800 000 € HT
The design of the Place des Marronniers is aimed at making this space a public meeting plaza, for fun and relaxation for all the residents of Douvres. After visiting the site and the setting it was evident that this space needed to be a green space contrary to the design program. Thus our challenge was to include the program brief in a soft scape, finding the right equilibrium between hard and soft. The number of parking spaces being a crucial element, the project provides multifunctional surfaces for a variety of uses and events.