Citadelle Dock-1 | ZAC Deux-Rives - DIETRICH UNTERTRIFALLER with LUCQUET ARCHITECTES
A project between city and port - towards a contextual architecture. Citadelle Dock-1 is located in the heart of the urban project Deux-Rives, part of a changing urban landscape. It is the first fragment of the linear grid characterizing this new district.
This site holds some remarkable landscape qualities related to the presence of water. Its proximity to harbour architecture together with the space programme’s guidelines naturally lead the project to an architectural signature that is deeply anchored in this context and in harmony with its neighborhood and surroundings. It is also shaped by the desire to provide residents with wide views and a building open to this landscape.
Citadelle Dock-1 is unique because of its mixed use of housing and public facilities. Situated between the quays and the tramway it is both, open to the public and home to the residents of its 83 flats. The design idea is based on this duality: on the one hand, a symbolic building defining this new urban district and, on the other, a residential building for people to identify with. The silhouette is characterized by a simple and strong volume. The recess in the north corresponds to the proximity to the Citadelle 2 housing project; the recess in the south keeps a distance to the industrial activities and provides a roof garden open towards the landscape.
The result of this "subtraction" is a very simple central volume standing on a plinth, like a linear body emerging between the Bassin Vauban and the Bassin de la Citadelle.
The roof of the multi-storey car park is as collectively inhabited space with its lush greenery contributing to the image of the buildings and the garden city character of the Citadelle district.
Citadelle Dock-1 is a focal point for public activities and for mobility and will be used by all the inhabitants in the area.