The Eye of Pantin is an urban conceptual project set in a peripheral suburb of Paris. Situated on the canal Ourcq, an abandoned industrial site is the location for a proposed neighbourhood for 2500 residents.
The core approach is through three key components. One is to offer a living experience which celebrates the historical past, so there should be a strong industrial character throughout the neighbourhood.
Two is to capitalise on the potential and experience of living next to the canal. This can be seen in the canal pool and mini public marina amenities. A highly comprehensive water management system collects, cleans, stores and reuses for residential utility and public water play components.
Three is to preserve a sense of open space for public use through compaction of building forms and design gestures at industrial scale.
Commercial, retail opportunities and public amenities support the industrial living quarter.