Bussy St George

Bussy St Georges

Bussy St Georges is situated in Marne-la-Valle, 20km from Paris.  The brief called for a masterplan and urban design of central areas of the new town of Bussy St Georges.

The masterplan would comprise a central area (c. 175 hectares), a business park (c. 70 hectares), a technological park (c. 60 hectares) and parkland (c. 90 hectares).

The masterplan is structured around an area designated as a linear park. Public activity zones such as sports halls and theatres are placed along an axis within this park at inter-section points with major routes. These routes serve to connect areas of residential and commercial development beyond   the boundaries of the park. The masterplan concept forms a major activity zone and takes the form of a bridge containing shops and exhibition spaces. Two distinct water spaces are created: formal waterspace and an informal lake creating an edge to the main park for public leisure.

Location Marne la Vallée, France
Type Masterplanning
Dates 1988
Client Urban Design Directorate, Marne la Vallée/Epamarne
The Architect Richard Rogers Partnership
Mike Davies, Florian Fischötter, Marco Goldschmied, Lennart Grut, Richard Rogers, Graham Stirk, Yuli Toh, John Young
Services Engineer Ove Arup & Partners
Structural Engineer Ove Arup & Partners