Les Halles: the centre of Paris if not the centre of France. A trauma for some since 1971 when old Baltard pavilions were destroyed. Since then les Halles have become the centre of Greater Paris with the largest transport hub in Europe (800 000 commuters per day), a major shopping complex, numerous facilities and a pedestrian zone linking the site to the George Pompidou Cultural Centre. But above all there is an "interior city"-an exceptional example of underground urban planning with no counterpart outside of North america and Asia.
An extraordinary machine with as many detractors as enthusiastic supporters. The interweaving of road tunnels, a public transport network, technical equipment and various offerings such as swimming facilities, shops, cinemas and a film centre create an exceptional complexity to which the site's recent past adds a strong symbolic element. A decoding of its infra-architecture and its history is necessary to understand the underside of the outside and approach the project developed by the SEURA team, the 2004 winners of the international competition for remodelling les Halles.
Here more than elsewhere, understanding in order to debate or to act has proven to be indispensable. Thanks to the numerous illustrations and diagrams, this book clarifies the interpendance of the functions and stakes involved in this major urban complex and makes accessible the projects about to transdorm this site and create les Halles of tomorrow.
Description du livre État : New. Depending on your location, this item may ship from the US or UK. N° de réf. du libraire 97828636418590000000
Description du livre Éditions Parenthèses, 2008. Paperback. État : New. book. N° de réf. du libraire 2863641859
Description du livre Parenthèses, 2008. Paperback. État : Brand New. architecture edition. 192 pages. French language. 10.87x9.37x0.63 inches. In Stock. N° de réf. du libraire 2863641859