The Isère has a highly suggestive potential. It is not by chance that one postcard in two shows Grenoble in three planes: the mountains in the background, the silhouette of the city in the middle of the picture and the Isère in the foreground. Most of the work consists of redefining a fair balance between the various uses of the river banks moving from a travelling space to a living space.
Expected uses on the banks:
Our proposal does not apply to the banks as a topic in themselves. We have sought to rely on existing or latent practices to boost interconnections. Bridges are favoured places.
The banks are essentially a space for carrying out already existingpractices and linking them together.
To this we add a few fun touches such as swimming. The footbridge, for example, by combining this with the cable car gives a magical touch to the project. Cycling is obviously encouraged with this project, as is walking. The two-way track to the North and cycling facilities in the South connect up existing cycling facilities.
This project is without doubt the most emblematic project of the sustainable city: it affects an essential natural element of the city and recapturing it must be magical and fun.