MEP Champex, 2019
Retrofit of Cantonal Roads 97 and 98 and their surroundings.
Arriving on the plateau via Orsières, the view, free of car parking, is breath taking. The new Place du Lac offers a friendly welcome. Drivers are directed to one of the parking spaces P + Bike. From there, the extended mobility network can be used, which is an integral part of the tourist offer.Welcome to Champex-Lac!
The project gives maximum space to the pedestrians and bikers. The range of walks around the lake is enhanced. By optimally combining new paths with existing parking lots, part of the soft mobility is absorbed. The adaptation, dimensioning and upgrading of existing parking spaces through their connection to the center leads to a change in habits, but offers the prospect of a more user-friendly center.
The visitor is directly close to shops, cafés and places of interest. The development of an innovative road network for bicycles and pedestrians in this mountainous, low-grade environment is an argument for tourism. Caring for the relationship to water and nature, choosing an integrated dialectic that can be reversed in the landscape makes it possible to increase the value of the place.