A 'Village Vertical' Outside Paris
17. abril 2018
All images courtesy of Sou Fujimoto, Nicolas Laisné and Dimitri Roussel
Village Vertical, the proposal by architects Sou Fujimoto, Nicolas Laisné and Dimitri Roussel in collaboration with landscape and urban design firm Atelier Georges, was selected in the Métropole du Grand Paris competition for the Rosny-sous-Bois site.
Under developers La Compagnie de Phalsbourg and REI Habitat, Village Vertical proposes, in the words of the design team, "a literal piece of city which will complete the existing services and commercial offer on site [and] will stimulate a new dynamic for the neighborhood with a rich, mixed-use [program]" for local residents.
The images here reveal an almost mountainous form that relates to the scale of its surroundings but also integrates nature through a timber structure and large planted terraces. The design recalls a 2016 proposal by the same design team for a 50-meter-tall timber tower in Bordeaux, France.