Preliminary study: streetscape guidance, 2008
Client: city of Cholet, local authority.
Team: urban and architectural studies, director : Fabrice Caillarec.
| Order: How to make a guidance for the urban furniture.|
Proposal: Cholet is the second city in the department and the second industrial area of the region.
Its story has been built with the textile industry and as a point for commercial exchanges between bigger cities. A few projects are changing the city: new center district, rehabilitation in social housing districts, new districts with a sustainable goal, new theater.
This is context in which the urban furniture needs a global coherence in managing, costing and atmosphere. Differents functions are concerned by this question and they are all interested in a mutual guidance: uses and tools are differents and the aims are not clearly exposed, there is no basis for a guidance.
So my work has been to explain to major and General Direction the frame for a guidance in 2 steps.
The first step is a global problematic about public space (linked with the protection area for architectural and urban patrimony).
The second step is about the more adequate guidance tool: who manage it, the action areas, the differentiations, the furniture ranges…