A working group was formed to reflect on the identity, socio-urban models and the position of Saint Nazaire to define objectives for 2030. To take part of this approach, AP5 followed the process and proposed orientations in order to create a debate. It tends to stimulate, to change the vision, to work with the imagination. The mission makes possible the construction of a new vision for 2030, with general orientations and global changes.
In a first time, the team visited the site to understand the main landscaped structures and urban organization. During these visits, AP5 met a lot of people (inhabitants, workers, artisans…) to analyse the needs and did a lecture of the movements in the region of Saint Nazaire. After that, concepts were chosen and some sites were defined to give notable tendencies.
To test different development hypothesis, some prospective visits and fictional inhabitants were imagined, based on their particular interests and their movements across the territory. With a notebook and tendencies, trails were identified for the evolution and the development of the area for 2030.Location: Saint Nazaire (department 44), France Architect: AP5 architects
Program: Prospective 2030
Size: 50 000 ha (123 550 ac)
Client: Addrn – Agency for the sustainable development of St. Nazaire
Type of mission: Territorial prospective study
Year: 2011 Team AP 5 (Architect and urbanist) Stéphane Lemoine
What Time Is It (urban anthropologist) Stéphane Juguet