| BBC Podcast – In The Studio |
How does a project like the Aquatics Centre and its pedestrian crossing in Saint-Denis (Paris Area) come to life? What is the design process?
Find out in a new episode of In The Studio, a BBC Worldnews Service podcast.
Speaking to journalist Agnes C. Poirier, who followed them for almost a year and a half, right from the start of the project, Laure Meriaud – Ateliers 2/3/4/ and Cécilia Gross – VenhoevenCS architecture+urbanism, the architects responsible for the project co-designed by the two agencies, talk frankly and movingly about the genesis of this extraordinary adventure.
From the guiding principles that led to this project, with its innovative and sustainable design inspired by nature, to the technical challenges that the teams had to overcome, sometimes from a distance, these exchanges shed light on the working process and the role of the architect in the creation of a sustainable city.
More than a profession, it’s a calling and a commitment to the area and its inhabitants, which calls for ambitious proposals that are carried out with conviction, consistancy and resilience.
Listen to the podcast available on: www.bbc.co.uk/sounds/play/w3ct4yf9
Many thanks to Agnes C. Poirier and the BBC, as well as the teams from Ateliers 2/3/4/ and VenhoevenCS architecture+urbanism (architects and landscape architects), the Metropole du Grand Paris (project owner), Bouygues Bâtiment Ile-de-France (delegated project owner) and all our partners:Récréa – Omnes Capital – Dalkia – Bouygues Energies & Services – Brezillon – ELAN – Société de Livraison des Ouvrages Olympiques – SOLIDEO – schlaich bergermann partner sbp – Eiffage Métal – Bouygues Travaux Publics – INEX BET – KATENE – CL INFRA – Inddigo – Mazet & Associés – Peutz France – CSD & ASSOCIÉS SOCOTEC and many others.
Credits: Jean-Philippe Mesguen and Salem Mostefaoui