Contractor : Communauté d'agglomération troyenne + Ville de La Chappelle St-Luc
BASE landscape designer mandatory + AAVP architect + ON + Cabinet Merlin BET
Construction : Profil TP, Carrière Champenoise, ISS espaces verts, Pyrrhus (solarium et passerelles)
Chapelle st Luc / Champagne
budget / 2 M€
surface / 6 ha
completed / 2006
Located in the town of La Chapelle St-Luc on the outskirts of Troyes, the ‘Prés de Lyon’ is a city park which was designed in the 70s on the ‘English garden’ model. Over the years the park had fallen into disrepair, leading the city council to seek out landscape architects to make it more accessible and attractive.
BASE’s work consisted in reinstating earthworks, pathways, entrances and most planted plots, proposing several play areas, most of them designed for children and young adults.
Built here is a 700 sq.m concrete “street” skate park, along with children’s playgrounds, a miniature golf course, pétanque playing grounds (a typically french outdoor metallic ball game), a health and fitness trailand leisure walks.
At the centre of the park, a vast plain intended to control flooding remained dry and unused. BASE proposed the building of a 170 sq.m ‘solarium terrace’ with southern exposure intended for sunbathing but also largely as a chill-out and relaxation area. Access to the solarium is through a network of wooden pontoons and banks, located 1m above ground, safe from potential flood risks and lit from within the structure.