MEP (parallel study mandate) in two rounds Arbaz, 2018-2019
Upgrading of the village of Arbaz
In collaboration with
Atelier grept sàrl architecture du paysage & design
RGR Ingénieurs Conseils
The identity of the villages between the valley and the mountain, taking advantage of the topography, the view and the plateaus, is present in Arbaz. This identity, consisting of an alternation between a mineral front and a back garden, which limits are defined by different typologies of threshold. Imagining the village of tomorrow involves identifying Arbaz’s intrinsic qualities, enhancing it, connecting it and completing it punctually to ensure continuity. Traffic management is essential to provide its inhabitants with a quality living environment. The team’s commitment is to focus on what makes Arbaz and to offer a discreet continuity of its built fabric in its scale and implementation. The volumes, their form and their materiality are part of the existing built fabric. Functional polarities are created to enable the activation of the entire village. The new programs complement the current offer and are networked. The common thread is the pedestrian route, designed and articulated by the thresholds between public and private space.