RIVERFRONT REDEVELOPMENT IN DOWNTOWN BORDEAUX

This text is a paper that I wrote for PLAN408 in my fourth year of undergrad for Professor Luna Khirfan. It is the result of 4 months of research and critical analysis of a site of my choice that focuses on the public realm – the revitalization of the left bank of the Garonne river in downtown Bordeaux. Click the link below to view the PDF.

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 FROM PORT SPACE TO PUBLIC SPACE: THE REDEVELOPMENT OF THE PUBLIC SPACES ON THE LEFT BANK OF THE GARONNE RIVER

By Sarah Al-Hage, 2011

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ABSTRACT

The city of Bordeaux, France, a historical port city that is protected by UNESCO World Heritage, has given birth to a revitalizing project on its riverfront. This project acts as a backbone in a network that links the downtown core together on many different levels, the most prominent ones being pedestrian and cyclist mobility. The ports on the left bank of the Garonne River have been redeveloped in order to give meaning to its space once again, and to attract residents towards the water. This paper explores the evolution of the ports in Bordeaux, and how it has become what it is today – a public space. Also, this paper explores how the space has impacted the residents of Bordeaux, and the city itself.

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From Port Space To Public Space

These are the panels that were made to got hand-in-hand and illustrate the text.

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