Cayenne, French Guiana
Ateliers 2/3/4/ (architect + urban planner + landscape designer) - Gaïa architecture (local architect ) -
Egis (roads & main services, hydraulic) - Alphaville (urban programming) - Opus paysage (hydraulic designer)
Nature of the project
Housing, equipment, activities
Coordinating architect and urban planner
Project management of public spaces
Completion 2025 to 2050
all phases combined
32 M€ HT Phase 1
©Ateliers 2/3/4/ ©Oeil du pigeon
The area of Tigre-Maringouins in the municipality of Cayenne (French Guiana) offers an exceptional territory for which we have established an ambitious master plan looking ahead to 2050.
It is a “double-sided” territory, because it bears the marks of a site that has suffered the assaults of the city as a result of “servant city” programmes (quarry, dump, military sites, various waste areas) but at the same time, this site offers an exceptional landscape with the Tigre mountain as a significant feature, the fundamental presence of water and its being located at the door of downtown Cayenne. The project developed, which may seem rigid at first glance (framework / programming / structure / …) in fact relies totally on the powerful initial geo-topography of the site and therefore has a great capacity to evolve, to adapt, to enrich and improve itself, both in terms of public spaces and in urban form and planning, without losing sight of the initial goals.