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La Place Majeure | Ricardo Bofill Taller de Arquitectura
La Place Majeure | Ricardo Bofill Taller de Arquitectura
La Place Majeure | Ricardo Bofill Taller de Arquitectura
La Place Majeure | Ricardo Bofill Taller de Arquitectura
La Place Majeure | Ricardo Bofill Taller de Arquitectura
La Place Majeure | Ricardo Bofill Taller de Arquitectura
La Place Majeure | Ricardo Bofill Taller de Arquitectura
La Place Majeure | Ricardo Bofill Taller de Arquitectura
La Place Majeure | Ricardo Bofill Taller de Arquitectura
La Place Majeure | Ricardo Bofill Taller de Arquitectura
La Place Majeure | Ricardo Bofill Taller de Arquitectura
La Place Majeure | Ricardo Bofill Taller de Arquitectura
La Place Majeure | Ricardo Bofill Taller de Arquitectura
La Place Majeure | Ricardo Bofill Taller de Arquitectura
La Place Majeure | Ricardo Bofill Taller de Arquitectura
La Place Majeure | Ricardo Bofill Taller de Arquitectura
La Place Majeure | Ricardo Bofill Taller de Arquitectura
La Place Majeure | Ricardo Bofill Taller de Arquitectura
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Year: 1975
Location: Cergy-Pontoise, France

RBTA’s scheme for the new town of Cergy-Pontoise, northwest of Paris, includes the Place Majeure. At the heart of the north-south axis, named by the team “la rue salon”, the amphitheatre-shaped plaza displays a Palladian-inspired décor with a clear theatrical character.   The plaza‘s radial structure is flanked by two pavilions that act as urban gateways.   The double arcade provides shelter for pedestrians throughout the year.

Inverting the design process, the team defined firstly the void space: the streets and plazas; the voids then led to the definition of the built structures.

This mixed-use scheme ensures maximum program flexibility and permits phased construction...

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La Place Majeure

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