Strasbourg-Kehl Harbour Urban Renewal Planning
Team Members : Manon Lhomme / Isis Montanaro / Enzo Sessini
Year : 2016 (4th year 1st Semester)
Teacher : Georges Heintz / Sophie Wittmann
48°34’55.2’’N 7°48’21.6’’E – As part of the Renzo Piano Building Workshop «La méthode Piano», the Reminiscence project arose from the reconsideration of the Strasbourg’s periphery ( the “ring”), zooming in particular on the harbour district. Indeed, if the harbor of Strasbourg encounters storage difficulties, the opposite is true for the facing harbor of Kehl, with 70% of unused storage.
That’s why, the project take place on a hypothetical joint-venture between those two harbours, freeing themselves from the geopolitical constraint, in order to propose a new spatial organization more efficient.
In this way, Reminiscence would develop itself through 5 steps, helping to make Strasbourg-Kehl one of the biggest harbour on the Rhine.
First, a recycling center would be developed, composed of universities, companies and factories helping to restrict harbour’s wastes, giving a new attractivity to this no man’s land. In a second time, the harbour’s activity would increase, along with its container storage space, optimized by a system composed of gantry cranes and railways, inspired by Mondial harbours like Rotterdam one.
After the stabilization of the activity, the East docks would be converted into a hybrid factory park, permitting to restitute an urban vegetal continuity, while creating a dialogue with the Rhine. This transformation would help to give public statute into the harbour activity, helping to attract people and integrate the harbour as part of the metropolis.