Following the conditions of the competition, it was necessary to make a proposal for the construction of blocked buildings on a land of about 30 hectares. For the urban context, we had already carried out the projects of the sports center, the school and the administrative center. In our planning, we have opted for the following principles:
- on the one hand, the planning structure must be simple and economical;
- on the other hand, it must not repeat the typical construction errors where blocked buildings are repeated in an extremely boring urban landscape.
After combining the two principles, we obtained an irregular system of buildings resembling a medieval city built on a geometric and regular ground.
As for the buildings themselves, we tried to respect the specificities of a potential Russian owner, namely:
- predisposition to historical romanticism;
- creative spirit;
In order to meet the first criterion, we have drawn up the urban plan inspired by the Flemish and not the Mediterranean cities, because this plan is better for our urban structure.
The possibility of "mounting" his house from proposed elements should satisfy his need for creation. Given the plurality of possible constructions, the whole will still have a uniform image.
However, the facades can have varied finishes, which would make the city more picturesque and its inhabitants happier.