Renovating a square with the importance of Flagey square, one has several layers of its presence to take into account. A characteristic topography, a combination of local, communal and urban range of influence, a strong cultural identity: A pluralist square in search of a pluralist design.
The proposal consists of a public floor design and of urban furniture in different scales. The floor uses materials of the surroundings (blue stone, yellow brick, concrete) to unify traffic and pedestrian zones, but differentiate two forecourts from the central square.
An irregular canopy resets the centre of the square. By its varying height and width, it shelters passers-by, the ‘friterie’ and the market stands. As it groups the necessary infrastructure on the perimeter, it leaves the large centre available for public events traditionally held on the square.
A set of tall trees, a thin strip of water and a few large rocks allow the adjacent pond valley to invade the urban landscape.