К участию в конкурсе приглашаются междисциплинарные команды специалистов, которые займутся разработкой проектов по обновлению территорий, расположенных вдоль русла Сены, по оси Париж – Руан – Гавр. Для потенциального преображения можно выбрать один из сорока участков. Цель состязания – уйти от восприятия реки, как канала связи между городами, сделать прибрежные территории комфортными для горожан и активно используемыми.
The Seine Paris/Rouen/Le Havre axis is an area of exceptional importance at European level. It offers Paris access to the sea and to the world and govern s its status as one of the great 21st century metropolises. From Greater Paris to Le Havre, the Seine traces a line of undeniable wealth, there for us all to rediscover and reclaim for our common good.
In the cities along the Seine Axis, as is the case for all the world’s major cities, citizens are reclaiming ownership of the river and reinventing uses for it.
The river is becoming more than a route from A to B, it is a place for living, economic activity, new modes of transport, urban logistics, urban walks, leisure and residence; while maintaining its role as a biologic al corridor.
This strategic area has exceptional development potential, based both on its port connections and its industrial base which is undergoing a complete renewal, and on the wealth of its natural, built, cultural and historic heritage.
One of its great assets is that it is a key industrial basin. The structure of its port (maritime and river ports) and logistical activities is therefore a major issue, as is the preservation and enhancement of its heritage.
The importance of the river in the construction of this territory, as revealed by the works of Antoine Grumbach, must be revealed by large scale proposals along the axis.
By drawing on the intelligence and creativity of multidisciplinary teams, the “Reinvent the Seine” call for proposals is creating a framework for this ambition to be realised.
A collection of partners representing the three metropolitan areas of Paris, Rouen and Le Havre, as well as the State and its public port authorities, are working together and setting the challenge to teams from all over the world to make around forty of these sites into showcases for these new ways of life and new forms of activities, on the boundary between land and water.
On, next to and above the water, avant-garde projects will emerge, all embodying different possibilities for living in a different way with the river.