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François Leclercq, Base and Setec at work on Euromed’ II

We know a little more about the mission of urban planner-designer entrusted at the end of December 2019 by the Euromediterranée public development establishment (EPAEM) to the Leclercq Associés agency.In a consortium with the engineering company Setec and the landscaping agency Base, François Leclercq’s agency will have the task of implementing various specific studies aimed at specifying the project on the non-operational sectors of the northern extension (169 ha) of the urban planning operation (Cap Pinède, Corniche, Canet, coastal facade, etc.).”This global vision of the project carried by Euroméditerranée will assist EPA in defining certain strategic orientations (density, mobility, the place of nature, etc.),” says EPAEM.

In particular, the Leclercq team will have to propose an updated version in BIM* of its guide plan defined in 2009.

“This document will be the starting point for the work that remains to be carried out in the years to come, and will evolve continuously throughout the development of the urban project, taking into account all contextual changes,” adds the planner.

The author of the Euromed’ II guide plan will work in conjunction with the Anyoji-Beltrando agency, mandated by the developer at the end of 2019 to ensure the coordination of projects in the operational sectors of the extension.

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Preparing the 2nd Zac of the extension

The Leclercq Associés agency will also be in charge of establishing the “housing” strategy for the operation.”It will be a question of diversifying the offer over a wider and more innovative range of packages, for improved affordability of housing,” says the EPAEM.The town planner will also carry out preliminary studies of public spaces and the creation of a new Zac to take over from the Zac Littorale (53 ha), the first operational part of Euromed’ II.

It should be recalled that the extension towards the North of the Euromed’ perimeter aims to develop a planning and construction model adapted to the climatic and economic context and to the uses of the Mediterranean city.With the EcoCité label acquired in 2009, EPAEM’s ambition is to build the Mediterranean city of tomorrow, capable of meeting new challenges: fighting against the urban heat island phenomenon, managing the water cycle, welcoming Marseille’s social diversity, understanding and adapting to changing lifestyles.By this yardstick, “the work of the team of urban planners will be based on three principles: the nature city, the active city and the connected city,” says EPAEM.

* “Building Information Modeling” or digital mock-up.