Give place to the pedestrians and to the nature. This is the watchword of the future large project of transformation of the area surrounding the Eiffel tower, designed by the landscape architect, american Kathryn Gustafson. According to The new yorker , the mayor of Paris plans to make 2024 a link plant with soft mobility between the Trocadéro and the military School, while passing by the Eiffel tower.
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To ensure this link more than a kilometre, the project includes the piétonnisation complete the square in Warsaw, located at the foot of the Trocadéro, which will be completed with two open structures that can accommodate events. The bridge of Jena will host a strip of lawn along its entire length, as well as two rows of trees. Two lateral passageways will be restricted to transit and emergency vehicles. The separation between the square and the bridge will also be accessible to these two types of vehicles. On the other side of the Seine, the quai Branly will be half forced into the current tunnel, while the opposite direction will remain on the surface.
the two ends of the route, the places will also be revised. A lawn will be erected between the courtyard of the Rights of Man, which separates the two wings of the palais de Chaillot, and the center of the place du Trocadéro. The roundabout will disappear in favour of a single route, two-way, on the model of the building from the place de la Republic and the Bastille. Side military School, the other side of the Champ de Mars, place Joffre will also be redesigned to better highlight its architectural heritage. The square located under the Eiffel tower should not find access to free, limited, since the installation of large glass panels.
The evolution to a city plant
The aim of this approach is to make it easier for pedestrians across the Seine, in particular for the very many tourists wishing to enjoy the prospect of Eiffel tower-Trocadero. A planted promenade will also be installed between the Iron Lady and the metro station Bir-Hakeim. The ambition of Kathryn Gustafson is, according to The new yorker , to build “the largest garden of Paris”. The mayor of Paris Anne Hidalgo considers that the capital “had to keep the leadership on the international environmental issue”, and “the bet of a vegetal city”.
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the other Three finalists’ projects have been rejected by the city for the benefit of Kathryn Gustafson. They are presented from Wednesday, may 22, at the Pavilion of the Arsenal.