Rescubika is pleased to present its new architecture project “Babylon Bridge“.
This project aims to study the possibility of a strong city entrance in the form of a hanging landscape. The architectural landscape from the Porte d’Orléans to the Porte de Bercy has recently enjoyed the Avenue de France and these most daring projects. The most recent being the Tour Duo by architect Jean Nouvel. Once the left bank has passed, the architectural landscape undoubtedly becomes poorer, creating a break between the two banks of the Seine. The ring road is an urban tool victim of its success because too often saturated. During these long minutes of endless waiting in traffic, it would be appropriate to offer users urban and architectural perspectives that are pleasant to see.
When we cross the Seine on the National Bridge, a remarkable event missing links the left bank to the right bank. To do this, a landscape bridge will be erected, creating a strong connecting thread between the two banks. It will be a decisive link between the Vidal Naquet stone esplanade and rue François Truffaut (Bercy village). The bridge will be accessible from the quays and also from the motorway level. Besides, the shores will now be pedestrianized with activities focused on agriculture and livestock. No more entrances to cities with polluting and unsightly factories, this is the advent of urban agriculture. The bridge is an urban tool allowing the passage of flows over areas that are impossible to cross, here we also want to allow the user to stroll and relax.
It is a powerful sensory experience thanks to a huge central waterfall that pours into the Seine and is fed in continuous flow. A spectacular hanging garden composed of thousands of pots with dripping essences advocates on the roof of the bridge. Vegetable gardens will be set up along the route and made available to locals. It is a participative and positive Architecture. The user takes his time, soaks up the place, and can unwind during an improvised lunch. We are in the middle of nowhere, isolated from the noise annihilating obsolete flows of cars, motorcycles, and trucks. The background will be mainly created by the invigorating noise of the central waterfall. It’s a temple. The Babylon Bridge is a positive vision of the city of tomorrow, less chaotic and annihilating than that of yesterday.
Photography with courtesy of Rescubika