PICK & GO: KEEP THE CITY MOVING
The project that won first prize, designed by Charles Saade, is centred around non-motorised means of transport (bicycles, scooters, etc.) and their role in the city centre. This type of transport is increasingly being used in urban areas and has benefits both for the users’ well being and the environment.
That being said, infrastructure is not always adapted to this type of transport. Pick & Go is a service station project dedicated to non-motorised vehicles.
Situated along the road, these infrastructures provide maintenance and repair equipment for these vehicles, accessories to protect from bad weather and food adapted to these sporting trips. Cyclists don’t even need to get off their bikes to use these services.
The architecture is modular in order to adapt to all kinds of roads, designed so that parts can be easily repaired and structures can be joined together to expand during busy periods.
ALEGO WINS SECOND PLACE
Designed by Robin Ferrière and Johann Rifaat, Alego – an architectural project on the theme of sport – won the second prize awarded by the jury.
Alego is a unit designed to house sporting equipment for yoga, running, biking and weight lifting in the city centre. A ventilation and filtering system enables the air to be purified within the unit, even if it is located next to a busy road.
This project is ideal for promoting sports in Paris ahead of the 2024 Olympics.
"BETTER PLACE, BETTER HEALTH", DESIGNING A SUSTAINABLE CITY
Algeco is the leader in modular construction for prefabricated buildings. The company encourages future architects through the Architecture(s) élémentaire(s) competition, organised for the sixth time this year.
On the theme of "Better place, better health", architecture students and architects under the age of 30 submitted projects to make urban space more sustainable. This could be via the invention of temporary or long-term spaces built in a modular way.
The judging panel, comprised of experts in urban design, awarded five projects at an awards ceremony that took place on 4th October 2018.
See the photos of the project and the award ceremony in the gallery.