MVRDV to Design Master Plan for French Town Centre

20 April 2010 (Last Updated April 20th, 2010 18:30)

Dutch practice MVRDV has been commissioned to turn a 35ha site into a mixed-use urban centre in Bordeaux, France. The project is located on the former industry and military grounds on the right bank of the Garonne River. The ZAC Bastide-Niel scheme was commissioned by Urba

Dutch practice MVRDV has been commissioned to turn a 35ha site into a mixed-use urban centre in Bordeaux, France.

The project is located on the former industry and military grounds on the right bank of the Garonne River.

The ZAC Bastide-Niel scheme was commissioned by Urban Community of Bordeaux to transform the town and extend the city centre over the river.

The Garonne River will serve as the main axis for the urban centre, which will feature sustainable public spaces.

The site will feature 2,400 housing units, offices, and retail and public services.

MVRDV will lead a team comprising Arcadis France, Oasiis, Davis Langdon and Territoires.

MVRDV was chosen based on an intellectual bid. The design process will be accompanied by public debate.