The redevelopment of the Place de la République is based on the concept of an open space with multiple urban uses. The elimination of the traffic circle frees the site from the dominating constraint of motor vehicle traffic.
This harmony is amplified by the serene balance of the inorganic element and a very gentle slope of 1%. All these elements contribute to both the interpretation of unitary materials in a perennial and contemporary manner and multiple explorations (colours, water, lights) creating different urban ambiances.
The Place de la République is now a new centre of attraction, a place for exchanges and meetings. Two terraces incorporated into the continuity of the square encourage people to sit down and relax. The south-west part of the square houses a 162 sqm pavilion also designed by TVK, a unique building, glazed throughout to retain a continuous impression of this singular space.
Place de la République redevelopment
Architects and urban planners: Pierre-Alain Trévelo and Antoine Viger- Kohler
Client: City of Paris, Highways Department (Direction de la Voirie et Déplacements)