Dunkirk Masterplan

Dunkirk Masterplan

RRP created a comprehensive masterplan for the phased redevelopment of the old inner docks, hitherto a derelict industrial site in Dunkirk on the northern coast of France. The aim of the masterplan was to revitalise the town’s inner water basins by enclosing them with new mixed developments. A linking armature of routes, streets and public spaces welds the masterplan together, restoring this citadel island as an integral and dynamic part of the city, with the addition of a new university and library, as well as research facilities, residential units and office accommodation.

The masterplan provides twenty-three building and landscape projects, three new bridges and significantly upgraded quaysides - transforming this previously isolated zone. This urban regeneration has resulted in a marked influx of young people into the area at all times of day and night. This masterplan represents the successful and ongoing collaborative relationship between S3D (Société de Dévéloppement de Dunkerque), AGUR (Ville de Dunkerque), RRP and a team of local architects, landscape architects and artists.

Location Dunkirk, France
Type Masterplanning
Dates 1990
   
Client Ville de Dunkerque / Societé de Development de Dunkerque
   
Team  
Mike Davies, Marco Goldschmied, Jorge Gomendio, Philip Gumuchdjian, Swantje Kühn, Richard Rogers, Huw Turner, Andrew Tyley, Andrew Wright, John Young