Presentation of the SEURA Architectes agency
Founded in 1988, the SEURA architectes agency groups together four associates – Florence Bougnoux, Jean-Marc Fritz and David Mangin who were joined in 2013 by Eurylice Roncen and some thirty architect/planners.
The agency is involved in both the public and private sectors, and works with a large number of developers and contractors within the framework of direct contracts and public-private partnerships. SEURA Architectes focuses on a number of different scales and has considerable skills in the fields of land use and landscaping (large operations), town planning, public spaces (urban extension, redevelopment, infrastructure works and street furniture) and architecture (new and rehabilitated buildings).
Through studies, projects and works, it explores and analyses themes that are often insufficiently examined by other architectural agencies, such as commercial urban planning, third spaces and megalopolises, in association with thinking on eco-mobility and biodiversity.
In parallel with the construction of urban projects, public spaces and housing, SEURA Architectes also won the international urban planning competition for the redevelopment of the Halles in Paris in 2004 and, since 2008, has participated in the Atelier International du Grand Paris (international Greater Paris workshop).
It is currently working on urban operations covering several dozen hectares in Toulouse, Douai and Lille Sud, providing urban coordination and the creation of public spaces.
It has recently completed the construction of a new bridge for the arrival of the A7 motorway in Marseille, the Porte d’Aix gateway, the layout of town centre squares in Pessac and the construction of high environmental quality housing in Les Lilas, Grande-Synthe and Rouen.
In 2013, SEURA Architectes won two housing competitions in Nanterre and Lille and continues to supervise the site works for the restructuring of the Forum des Halles and the redevelopment of the gardens – a project providing the unique experience of highly complex works taking place in a busy urban setting and within an occupied site.