Sumit Singhal loves modern architecture. He comes from a family of builders who have built more than 20 projects in the last ten years near Delhi in India. He has recently started writing about the architectural projects that catch his imagination.
Anglet South Coastline in France by Debarre Duplantiers Associés Architecture & Paysage
February 9th, 2017 by Sumit Singhal
Article source: Debarre Duplantiers Associés Architecture & Paysage
Meeting point between the high mountains of the Pyrenees and the Landes forest, the southern coast of Anglet combines exceptional geography in a premium urban situation.
It is the true gateway to the city from its chic neighbor Biarritz.
The singularities of this site are reflected in the project : transposition of the lithography of rocks, chunks of cliffs landed on a lawn, mirror effect and interaction between vegetal and mineral influences, organization of traffic in curtains as to magnify an unusual scenery : an Atlantic panorama from the hilly Spanish coast to the northern sand beaches.
On the upper part, a cantilever as a gateway to the city provides this great panorama.
As a response to the ocean, a water-table and a garden mark the entrance to the city and separate the promenade and bike path from the traffic.
Thus, relying on a green curtain, attention will be given to the panorama.
The site reflects the character of the sandy beaches of the north reaching the lower part of the site while mountains rocks are prevailing in the upper part. To celebrate the event, the global aspect of the cliffs are translated on the ground of the upper part.
the site while mountains rocks are prevailing in the upper part. To celebrate the event, the global aspect of the cliffs are translated on the ground of the upper part.
Similarly, big blocks of rocks are laying onto the lawn of the lower part to organize the en.
Professional profile of architects and designers
Debarre Duplantiers Associés is a multidisciplinary office for metropolitan studies.
The firm is comprised of three poles, architecture, urban planning and landscape design, that work much like a pair of 3D glasses : the desired effect is only achieved when both lenses are working in unison.
This consubstantial interaction forms a foundation from which all of the firm’s projects are based.
Now working on various projects in France and abroad (Belgium, Africa, Taiwan …), Anouk Debarre and Martin Duplantier simultaneously teach at university (Bordeaux, Rosario, Santiago de Chile, Kaohsiung).
Their ability of thinking contextual and thus reviewing the public space paradigm, enables them to develop ever-changing schemes where innovation and imagination can prevail.