Le Place de la République, Paris                        A Story of ChangeAssembled by Guy Dauncey (www.earthfuture.com), f...
1759: Authorization of buskers and small theaters          brings the Boulevard du Temple.      It becomes ”The Boulevard ...
August 1811, a fountain is opened on the square.
In 1865, Haussmann built a large rectangular square. In 1867, the old fountain is replaced by a fountain.
July 14, 1883, the statue of the Republic isinaugurated, symbol of Liberty, Equality and Fraternity
La Fête a Place de la République, Paris             Christa Kieffer
1890: Place de la République, Paris
1904-1935, Development of the Metro
Early 20th century
1942: Occupation
2011: 60% of the space is dedicated to the car
www.squareproject.blogspot.com
2008: Taxi drivers protest
tvk-architecture.tumblr.com
Au-dessus de Paris edited by Robert Laffont
2006: Rush Hour   Flickr, Mippzon
Le Place de la Republique is an urban creation of the nineteenth century.Over the decades, it has built a strong symbolic ...
2011: The City of Paris unveils plans to create a convivial space              www.placedelarepublique.paris.fr
tvk-architecture.tumblr.com
tvk-architecture.tumblr.com
tvk-architecture.tumblr.com
www.placedelarepublique.paris.fr         Yea – Paris!
Paris, Place de la Republique - A Story of Change
Paris, Place de la Republique - A Story of Change
Paris, Place de la Republique - A Story of Change
Paris, Place de la Republique - A Story of Change
Paris, Place de la Republique - A Story of Change
Paris, Place de la Republique - A Story of Change
Paris, Place de la Republique - A Story of Change
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The transformation and reclaiming of a major city square in Paris. Imagine this happening in all our cities...

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Paris, Place de la Republique - A Story of Change

  1. 1. Le Place de la République, Paris A Story of ChangeAssembled by Guy Dauncey (www.earthfuture.com), from www.placedelarepublique.paris.fr TVK and other sources Thanks to Brian Pirolli at www.smartplanet.com for the heads-up!
  2. 2. 1759: Authorization of buskers and small theaters brings the Boulevard du Temple. It becomes ”The Boulevard of Crime".
  3. 3. August 1811, a fountain is opened on the square.
  4. 4. In 1865, Haussmann built a large rectangular square. In 1867, the old fountain is replaced by a fountain.
  5. 5. July 14, 1883, the statue of the Republic isinaugurated, symbol of Liberty, Equality and Fraternity
  6. 6. La Fête a Place de la République, Paris Christa Kieffer
  7. 7. 1890: Place de la République, Paris
  8. 8. 1904-1935, Development of the Metro
  9. 9. Early 20th century
  10. 10. 1942: Occupation
  11. 11. 2011: 60% of the space is dedicated to the car
  12. 12. www.squareproject.blogspot.com
  13. 13. 2008: Taxi drivers protest
  14. 14. tvk-architecture.tumblr.com
  15. 15. Au-dessus de Paris edited by Robert Laffont
  16. 16. 2006: Rush Hour Flickr, Mippzon
  17. 17. Le Place de la Republique is an urban creation of the nineteenth century.Over the decades, it has built a strong symbolic value. However, traffic hasbecome paramount at the expense of urban quality and a diversity of uses.In 2008 Paris City Hall launched an ambitious project for itsredevelopment, around three objectives:1. To reaffirm the republican symbol and enhance the historical heritage2. To integrate the new mobility and create a better sharing of the publicspace3. To enhance the usability of the site and create a gathering placeDeveloped in consultation with local residents, users, traders and, morebroadly, the citizens of Paris, the project aims to restore Parisian charmand friendliness.After a contest, the prime contract was entrusted to the architecturalplanners Trévelo & Viger-Kohler (TVK).
  18. 18. 2011: The City of Paris unveils plans to create a convivial space www.placedelarepublique.paris.fr
  19. 19. tvk-architecture.tumblr.com
  20. 20. tvk-architecture.tumblr.com
  21. 21. tvk-architecture.tumblr.com
  22. 22. www.placedelarepublique.paris.fr Yea – Paris!

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