Bordeaux Euratlantique

Euratlantique, a currently ill-defined 800,000 m2 area around Bordeaux's planned TGV station, is located to the east of the city's historic centre, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The objective of this massive masterplanning project – inspired by the creation of a fast rail link to Paris – is to establish Bordeaux as a leading European city. We believe this transformation is only possible if the Euratlantique site, the UNESCO site, and the river Garonne establish a strong relationship with each other. But rather than imposing homogenity on the area, we propose to diversity and exploitation of the existing as a guiding strategy.