Square of the Liberation and the banks of the Seine Chanel, by TN PLUS, in Troyes, France. The old district of Troyes, France, has received a complete makeover, and it all started with an underground parking project that was going to be built in the Square of the Liberation. The project, developed by Bruno Tanant and managed by Agathe Turmel and Stéphanie Henry, soon developed into more. It led to changes in the entire city center, with the Troyes Canal serving as the main element of attraction. The city commissioned the project and it was successfully completed in 2012. When the underground parking was ready to be built, the project managers noticed that the city center had a lot to offer in terms of visual appeal. They took into consideration the buildings and the gardens, and turned their perspective toward the Seine Chanel. This is how the idea of turning the Square of the Liberation and the Seine Chanel into points of attraction was born.
An Opportunity for the City of Troyes
It was the perfect opportunity to draw out the value of the town center, with its beautiful buildings, and to give the presence of water a makeover, as well. The Square of the Liberation was modified to include an 80-meter-long ribbon of water with changing light sequences that are splendid during the night.Embankments and Troyes Canal The area in which the Troyes Canal (Seine Chanel) is located is historic and filled with a rich patrimony. The idea behind this part of the project was to restore the value of the old district, allowing pedestrians to enjoy not only the historic water channel but also the many interesting buildings in the area, such as the cathedral and the theater. This space has been transformed into an area to appreciate the history, culture, and relaxation. Shops and restaurants have been included in the project to complete the area. Blending with Historic Elements The Troyes Canal is one of the most important elements in the city, and the project delivered the opportunity for it to be brought once more to the forefront. The idea of working at the same time on the Square of the Liberation was based on the need to create a new space in which the historic elements could blend together, resulting in a new image. Related Articles:
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