“Restoration of ancient hydrology to reveal a circular process”
Project description by jury
The project proposes a large urban infrastructure intervention that aims to turn an environmental criticality into a resource for the city of Bordeaux. To overcome the problem of urban waste, a recycling park is created around the Vallée de Jalles, a vast natural area located northwest of the metropolis, on the left side of the Garonne River. Taking advantage of the natural resources of the area, the project moves beyond finding a technical answer to waste management – and proposes a landscape design that reconfigures the territory and integrates low-tech and high-tech facilities, thereby giving birth to a visionary, attractive city of the future.