- Opération Mediterranean ecodistrict
- Maitrise d'oeuvre LinkCity & UrbanEra
- Surface 140000 m²
- Livraison 2022
- Retail units 24 000 m²
- Housing units 170 000 m²
- Jobs created 800
- Start of works 2020
« “Les Fabriques”, a resident-oriented urban project.
Outside the flea market and surrounding shops which is where it is the most vibrant locally in the Northern sector of the site, there is no way through the area which extends however over 14 hectares: neighbourhood life did not therefore develop and only the strip on rue de Lyon and the Crottes district are lively places.
The Fabriques urban project aims to resolve this situation, to encourage the residents and users to return to this disinherited district where cars have more rights of citizenship than the local population.
The urban master plan provides for multiple uses, giving prominence to pedestrians and alleyways, including a 1,300-space multi-storey car park, and offers new public squares. It brings together an entire range of housing units to promote population diversity: young working people, students, pensioners, families. To create a real piece of town, it provides for the installation of office buildings, local shops and wishes to welcome schools and training centres. Finally, public facilities structure the future district with the creation of a library, a school, a crèche and social-education centre.
A project which is a driving force for the entire ZAC, initial impetus is expected from 2018 thanks to the installation of an urban factory and its community of makers within the district. This economic dynamic aims to accompany the change of image and function of the district as it is built, and to drive temporary use.
“Maintaining the district's living heritage while adding new areas for activities, work, shared living, eating and a service offering, the project is designed to enhance the value of, and breathe new life into areas that are currently inaccessible, at a balcony overlooking the sea or at the heart of the site. Its users will be able to walk the inner thoroughfares and tree- and plant-covered areas.” Anne Villard, Linkcity for les Fabriques