Project managed and designed @ KCAP architects and plannersBalma_masterplan  Balma_P1060298

Urban design for a mixed use neighbourhood of 107ha at the close periphery of midi-pyrenees booming capital, including 3 public parks, 1300 dwellings, office campus, retail and industry

through a close combination of various urban-, building- and dwelling typologies, the balma gramont new neighborhood allows a wide range of life styles and social backgrounds to coexist in a diverse environment, mixing social housing, private sector, retail and office within multifunctional city blocks.

the preservation of pre-existing trees and the storage and infiltration of rain water into street ditches and a sunken public garden offers a pleasant and sustainable living environment, and participate to flood prevention in the whole valley.

the project was awarded the price for project quality and neighborhood life by the animatiefrench ministery of ecology, sustainability, transport and housing in 2011.

ROLE
project leader, designer and supervisor for kcap architects and planners, team : kees christiaanse, Steven van kooten, janine walter and many more…
in collaboration with mutabilis landscape architects, droit de cité partner architect, dumons engineering

CLIENT
oppidea development, communauté d’agglomération du grand toulouse, municBalma_P1060292ipality of balma and l’union

STATUS

masterplan 2007, phase 1 completed, phase 2 under construction

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