Société du Canal Seine-Nord Europe
Groupe Secteur 1 TEAM O+
Ateliers 2/3/4/ + Luc Weizmann (architectes) + Artelia (mandataire) + Tractebel Engineering SA + Arcadis ESG
Compagnie Nationale du Rhône + Mizrahi + Verdi Ingénierie + Richez-Associés Biotope + Spretec + Lavigne & Chéron Architectes, IMDC
Nature of the project
Large buildings, Landscape design
Construction of the control building and pumping station for the Montmacq lock, as well as its landscaping platform, Architecture, Design and Landscape.
Infrastructure and landscape design
Lock and orchard area: 25,000m2
Operating/control building: 1200m2
The Montmacq lock will be the first crossing structure on sector 1 (18 km of canal between Compiègne and Passel) of the Canal Seine-Nord Europe.
With a total length of 107 km and a width of 54 m, this future canal will allow the passage of European-gauge boats (up to 185 m). It will link the Oise to the Dunkirk Canal, forming part of the Seine-Scheldt link and helping to relieve road traffic in the Hauts-de-France region (the largest boats can carry the equivalent of 220 lorries at a time).
The Montmacq lock, with its low head (6.41 m) compared with the locks that will follow, represents the “water portal” of the CSNE. It is part of a man-made hinge between two waters: the Canal Lateral de l’Oise and the meandering River Oise, and must fit in like an island.
Like the locks on the Canal Seine-Nord Europe, the Montmacq lock will be an exceptional structure, with a resolutely modern and sober architecture.