“This project sets out to construct an urban form that consolidates the northern part of the multimodal axis. Currently located in empty space, on the outer periphery, a new part of the city is set to appear here in the near future.
A city at the intersection of new communication flows that will guarantee its centrality and prevent it being marginal (train, bus, tram, airport). The building constructs a dense figure, with abundant new uses, an example of the mix required by the contemporary city (housing, offices, hotels, residential homes).
The building constructs a horizontal figure, traditional in scale, punctuated by emerging points that relate it with its surroundings and complete the figure. The building is hard, regular and repetitive— like much of our Mediterranean urban tradition.
The building relates with nature: with sun, light, wind … its inner courtyards are the typical microclimates of our culture. The project aspires to bring together a vision at the urban scale and a local meeting with matter. Detail will also play a leading role. “ Source by mateoarquitectura.
- Location: Nice, France
- Architect: mateoarquitectura
- Architect in Charge: Josep Lluís Mateo
- Client: SCV FISAM NICE / FONDIMMO
- Surface: 35.000 m2
- Budget: 45.000.000 €
- Project: 2018
- Construction: 2021
- Images: Courtesy of mateoarquitectura
Article by Marco Rinaldi