touques peninsula

Deauville - France


Deauville - France

The station, the bridgehead of Deauville’s development, was built on an ancient sandbank surrounded by the meandering Toucques River. Opposite the station, the “Touques peninsula”, an area between the dock and the river, was then taken over by factories specialising in the processing of coal and wood imported from England and northern countries.
Deauville was therefore not conceived as a simple seaside resort with all the amenities of a luxury holiday, but as a real town, with port and rail infrastructures that accommodated industrial and commercial activities. Then this site fell into disuse until the City decided to reappropriate it to transform it into a lively and animated district all year round, meeting the new needs of the city.
The elaboration of this ZAC pre-project file takes the measure of this place between the river and the ocean, which marks the entrance of the resort and its exceptional position of interface with the neighbouring historical resort of Trouville.
The district, which combines housing, tourist facilities, shops, offices and a higher education centre, is spread out over the peninsula, along a promenade along the Touques River. It is anchored in the maritime past of the site; a transverse axis marks the perspective between the basin and the Touques, this principle of transversality is sought throughout the site, from the public spaces to the tree-lined interior. For a better identification, the entry points of the district are identified and qualified.
The promenade area on the banks of the Touques offers a seaside, harbour and natural atmosphere and includes a soft traffic circuit.

Public space
Seaside landscaping
Ecological management
Soft links

    • Urban study for the requalification of a former industrial port wasteland transformed into a seafront promenade
    • Municipality of DEAUVILLE
    • INTERSCENE – Master plan and landscape
      XAVIER BOHL – architect
      MILLET ET CHILDOU – Architects
  • 8ha > Study delivered

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