The Vallée Béreult district lies within the development zone encompassing the southern areas of Le Havre. Here, the demolition of the « Chicago » residential estate has freed up a large site allowing the area to be re-planned in a coherent and unifying way.
The analysis of the territory, its qualities, its issues and constraints, led to a development strategy proposal based on a minimal set of measures:
- The development of green areas at the heart of the new quarter, reinforcing the existing landscaped environment, and consistent with the idea of a ‘green backbone’ to the scheme.
- The reconfiguration and reorientation of Rue de la Vallée with the insertion of a new public square in front of the council building Le Parvis.
- The creation of a north-south orientated esplanade with a number of public facilities.
- The linking of the quarter through to the Boulevard de Graville by opening gaps in the street facade and the creation of pedestrian cross-passages.
- The reintegration of the new quarter with the existing neighbourhood, by the extension of the road network, reducing its isolation and improving access.
- The provision of a planted zone of 15-20m in width along Boulevard de Graville to create an urban esplanade with the insertion of parking.
– Client : Le Havre municipal authority
Project Design Team
– Architect Urban Planner Landscape: Arte Charpentier Architectes
– Title: Vallée Béreult / Graville La Vallée
– Postcode: 76600
– Town: Le Havre
– Area: 125 hectares / 57 hectares
Photo credits: DR Arte Charpentier Architectes