Author Archives: Sandrine Perreault

Urban Components

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FUI proposes a precise set of spatio-functional components intended as guidelines for the consideration of all potential aspects of contribution to urban quality: a productive core, transitional spaces, tentacles, porous access, integrated activity spaces, corridors, productive pockets, view …
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Urban Strategies

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From its findings FUI puts forth 10 urban strategies that summarize the lessons learned through the project’s design research. These strategies include guidelines and measures that can be applied at both the city and garden / building scale to help …
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Case Studies – Macro

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Micro-scaled interventions proposed on small sites provide the building blocks for macro-scaled networks of projects. Macro systems provide benefits corresponding to greater legibility and city-wide continuity. To this end, 10 Urban Strategies are derived from the small site sketch …
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Case Studies – Micro

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Interventions on small sites are typically carried out by individuals or small groups of people on private or residual public land, with or without the support of landowners. These “bottom-up” initiatives often emanate from a narrow …
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Large Site Scenarios – Food Urbanism Initiative

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Food production is considered as one among many other objectives in aiming to achieve new urban quality. It is balanced with other imperatives relating to spatial configurations and notions of urbanity. The design team visualizes the various scenarios with their …
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NUQ Guide

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The New Urban Quality Guide is an instrument developed as a means to comprehend and apply the concept of urban quality. With a clear definition, cogent parameters and tangible indicators , it is possible to integrate such emerging dimensions. …
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Atlas

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An atlas as defined by the Concise Encyclopedia Britannica is a ‘collection of maps or charts, usually bound together’ and ‘often containing pictures, tabular data, facts about areas, and indexes of place-names keyed to’ specific locations. Pertaining to FUI, the …
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Typologies

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Food Urbanism typologies emanate from the Atlas codification process and are divided into four families: Types of Sites, Types of Cultivators, Motivations, and  Production Entities. The organigram represents a clarified lexicon of urban food production; …
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The Food Urbanism Initiative

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The Food Urbanism Initiative (FUI) addresses three contemporary urban problems: the space inside a growing city, the well-being of its inhabitants, and the food which sustains them. First, the Swiss city needs to grow upon itself, resulting in more people …
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Bernex-Confignon Parc Agro-Urbain Competition Results Analysis

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ilot Project – Bernex – Confignon Parc Agro-Urbain, Geneva

Planning process – The Urban Agro park of Bernex – Confignon is the result of compensatory planning measures that aim to reinforce a large-scale green corridor between the Rhône and Aire …
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Pavillon, EPFL

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LANDSCAPE STRATEGY

The landscape strategy transforms the EPFL into an Agro-Pastoral Campus which combines the meeting, study, and events spaces of a campus with productive, prairie, wild, and wetland biotope communities to reawaken the connection to pre-existing conditions. These biotopes …
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AGRI-Culture – ville et champs, Geneva 2014

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AGRI-Culture addresses three basic topics: the recovery and reclamation of water, the growing, planting, harvesting and

celebrating of food and the appropriation and animation of place.

WATER RECUPERATION

Rainwater harvesting is an essential component to successful
urban agriculture projects. …
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EARTHLING, SEEDLING – LAUSANNE JARDINS 2014

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Earthling + Seedling addresses the preciousness of resources such as water and energy, the cycle of growing, planting,
harvesting and enjoying plants for food and the relationships of people and place.

WATER AND ENERGY

Water is a resource which …
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Where do your vegees come from ?

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Where do your vegetables come from? In big cities people tend to forget where and how food is produced. The installation was an effort to bring together food consumption and production in a simple direct way. The aim of the …
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Quartier de la praille, genève

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Ce site est appréhendé comme une articulation majeure entre différentes formes et activités urbaines (concentration des grands axes de communication, plate-forme multimodale, quartiers d’affaires,  quartiers d’habitations etc.), entre grandes entités paysagères identitaires de la région et espaces urbains genevois.

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Malley, Arrêt sur image

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Ce projet promeut la création d’un quartier à forte densité aux qualités urbaines supérieures, alliant les traces du passé aux besoins du monde d’aujourd’hui, le tout dans un esprit d’ouverture pour un futur durable.

La ville se construit au fil …
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Landworks laboratorio del paesaggio 2012 (L3)

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The Landworks laboratorio del paesaggio 2012 (L3) situates its activity within the second official installation of Landworks. Founded by the assemblage of eleven young researchers from North America, Europe and Asia, the team performs within the geomorphologic limits of the …
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Idroponia

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A model in 1:1 scale hydroponic urban agriculture has been designed and built next to a house in the Sassi Area of Matera ( Basilicata, South Italy ). Hydroponics is a growing technique that uses …
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Evaluation du potentiel d’aménagement de serres sur les toits du Valon à Lausanne

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M.E.P La Casaz

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Le MEP de la Casaz, à Bulle vise la qualité d’intégration paysagère d’un nouvel ensemble de logements dans un tissu villageois de faible densité. Le site, à proximité immédiate du centre, offre un cadre paysager exceptionnel bénéficiant de vues remarquables, …
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Sustainable Food Planning Conference 6-7 November in Leeuwarden, the Netherlands

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Have you always been interested in how
to grow food in urban environments in a
sustainable way? This is the chance to
learn, question and discuss the current
state of the art knowledge. Around 100
academics come to Leeuwarden to

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Urban capacity testing

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1. Select Swiss city and plausible site for new construction

2. Calculate capacity of need for case-study area based upon daily population (residential and other)

3. Locate new neighborhood based upon general …
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Chamard châtelard, Yverdon-les-bains

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Suite à l’abandon du projet de canal Rhin-Rhône, et la disponibilité consécutive de larges espaces auparavant réservés, Agglo y a lancé un MEP visant à définir les conditions d’aménagement de ce secteur partiellement bâti situé aux portes de la ville, …
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Les Parties, Yverdon-les-bains

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L’équipe pluridisciplinaire pour Les Parties, pilotée par Urbaplan avec la participation de VWA pour la thématique paysage, a abordé l’urbanisation d’un espace actuellement agricole, pris entre la frange urbaine existante et le viaduc. Le programme prévu pour ce secteur inclut …
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Evaluation du potentiel d’aménagement de serres sur les toits à Genève

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Ce mandat d’étude en cours, accordé par le service d’agriculture du canton de Genève au groupement pluridisciplinaire Agridea, Agroscope Proficrops et VWA, vise à faire une synthèse des différentes expériences de serres sur les toits et à proposer un concept …
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Les Plaines-du-Loup, Métamorphose

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Permettant d’associer la production alimentaire à une démarche urbanistique, le projet de concours VWA pour les Plaines-du-Loup considère l’activité agricole comme un élément qualifiant les espaces libres du quartier et lui conférant une forte identité. Ne cherchant pas à concurrencer …
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Centrale de biométhanisation de la ville de lausanne et cuisine froide du CHUV

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Une usine de biométhanisation (30’000m2) et une cuisine de préparation d’aliments froids pour le CHUV sont projetés au sein du périmètre «Coeur du P.A.R.C.» du parc d’agglomération de la Blécherette, plus précisément à proximité de la ferme de Cery. La …
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schéma directeur du nord lausannois (sdnl), chantier 4a

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Le chantier 4a du SDNL, portant sur les «Stratégies de préservation et d’évolution de la nature et du paysage», appelle à émettre des propositions générales pour l’entier du périmètre du secteur ainsi qu’une vision plus concrète pour sa partie sud : …
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Légumes du lac : Bains des Pâquis, geneva

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L’insertion de la production alimentaire en milieu urbanisé est un processus pouvant répondre à différentes logiques, à la fois top-down comme nous avons pu le voir précédemment ou bottom-up. L’exemple des Bains des Pâquis résulte d’une impulsion individuelle, née d’une …
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Edible Campus – The University of Quebec, Montreal

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Campus Comestibles is a set of four initiatives for four university campuses. Montreal students are working hard to promote urban agriculture and eventually be able to feed themselves thanks to the university’s production. The University of Quebec in Montreal (UQAM) …
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Bagnolet’s Shepherd

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Gilles Amar, a young shepherd and holder of an agricultural title, had wanted to introduce farm animals in Seine-Saint-Denis, in the city of Bagnolet, where he grew up. He and his herd composed of sheep and goats move from green …
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Guerrilla Grafters: Splicing fruit-Bearing Branches Onto City Trees

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In 2013, Vancouver completed the largest urban orchard in North America. The site, a former gas station, is rented by Sole Food from the city of Vancouver for $1 per year. Situated near a train station, this once abandoned site …
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Urban Orchard

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In 2013, Vancouver completed the largest urban orchard in North America. The site, a former gas station, is rented by Sole Food from the city of Vancouver for $1 per year. Situated near a train station, this once abandoned site …
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