Quartier Yuri Gagarine

  • Quartier Yuri Gagarine | Brenac & Gonzalez et Associés
  • Quartier Yuri Gagarine | Brenac & Gonzalez et Associés
  • Quartier Yuri Gagarine | Brenac & Gonzalez et Associés
  • Quartier Yuri Gagarine | Brenac & Gonzalez et Associés
  • Quartier Yuri Gagarine | Brenac & Gonzalez et Associés
  • Quartier Yuri Gagarine | Brenac & Gonzalez et Associés
  • Quartier Yuri Gagarine | Brenac & Gonzalez et Associés

Quartier Yuri Gagarine


Urbanism

Competition 2011
Delivery 2030
Surface 142 000 m² - logements neufs en accession, logements sociaux en réhabilitation, équipements publics, bureaux, aménagements espaces publics
Project Manager Joan Marion
Landscape design JM Rameau

This 1960 housing estate was the subject of an ambitious co-promotional redevelopment project with the intention of conserving the neighbourhood’s spirit while looking towards the future.

1,500 new flats and over 300 renovated dwellings, schools, businesses, offices and a crèche, a block plan of over 17 acres near Les
Lilas on the Paris to Romainville road: it is a vast project on a very metropolitan scale.
This meant preserving and renovating the high-rises as symbols of the Romainville skyline.
The high rises primed a new urban mesh, created varying exposures and interesting landmarks on a scale with the surrounding area.

On the other hand the linear high-rise blocks were knocked down, for they interrupted the flow of the overall plan.

The goal was to create a neighbourhood connected to the city, speaking to everyone in their calm density.

With its strong links with the greenery and the development of empty spaces with very generous, semi-open, inner courtyards, this neighbourhood
has now been reconnected to the rue de Paris by a major urban thoroughfare, a sort of boulevard that acts as a hyphen between the woods at one end and Romainville’s urban part at the other.

This kind of «Ramblas» is in three parts: the large outdoor market square, education and recreation connected to the woods.

And new parking garages liberate public space.