Boulevard Richard-Lenoir

Paris 11th arrondissement

Constructed in the 19th century over the vault of the Saint-Martin canal, the central reservation along Boulevard Richard-Lenoir and Boulevard Jules-Ferry reaches from Place de la Bastille through to the lock on Faubourg du Temple. Its rehabilitation includes a succession of gardens and esplanades for the street markets that are given an attractive rhythm by the fountains surrounding the openings ventilating the canal below.
The parallel side promenades continue below the rows of sophora and plane trees to create a certain overall unity, while the finely crafted cast iron and steel metalwork elements (railings, gates, walkway balustrades and tree gratings) provide a specific identity, as does the landscaping of the gardens and the detailed layout of the granite pavements.

Programme

Development of a central reservation along Boulevard Richard-Lenoir and Boulevard Jules-Ferry

Technical file

Client : Ville de Paris
Project management : SEURA architectes (lead), Alain Payeur (street furniture design), Jacqueline Osty (landscape designer), Concepto (lighting designers), Sechaud Bossuyt (engineers), JM Llorca (water feature designer), SCB (surveyor)
Surface : width 30 metres, length 1,8 kilometre
Schedule : 1991 - 1995
Mission : project management mission for public spaces