The campus presents a landscaped system of three distinct hamlets formed by buildings with similar constructional systems. It is too rare to find as much architectural richness on a single site not to deploy an adapted conservation strategy. The territory already contains its casual monuments, and we use them to develop new urban typologies.
In the light of this first reading, we extend our analysis to the rest of the campus’ adjacent territory. Different urban entities are then identifiable – the Cité Jardin in the North, the vineyards in the West, the industrial zone in the East, the large sporting facilities in the South. Each of them exhibits specific conditions that we apprehend and examine with precision. They become the basis of an urban principle into which the adjacent levels intermingle and participate in a principle of metropolitan tectonics. In time the campus absorbs the urban realities of the adjoining complexes.
Parallel to this method, each constitutive element of the urban landscape, from the neighbourhood’s green area to the agricultural spaces, is connected to form a landscape network, which is not only ecological, but which also integrates recreational, cultural, aesthetic or symbolic functions.
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