The Project Site
The site of our project is “Paris Austerlitz Station”, one of the six large terminus railway stations in Paris. It is located on the left bank of the Seine in the southeastern part of the city, in the 13th district of Paris.
Especially, this station was built in 1840. From this time, this station has made the Salpêtrière town separate from the Seine. The first idea that we propose, make the one from the separated area.
First of all, rise up rail way platform for 2 pedestrians levels. One for the train travels another for the new town. And then connect to existing infrastructure from this upper platform. Lastly make a plan of town houses and utilities spaces on this upper platform. The second idea is to revitalize the site. We propose the town utilities spaces on this platform as kindergarten, Flea market and book-café etc. These spaces will make this site more valuable. The construction will be made with wood structure and wood finish. This town house is made from composition of prefabricated wooden volume. The volume of 4m width X 5m length X 3m height that can be such as 1 living-room, 2 rooms, kitchen and toilet, etc. These compositions of volume create a various apartment type, also make green space as terrace and balcony. Finally, our project is urban project and green architecture in the same age. This project is to revitalize the unused area and serve as a foundation for our generation and the next generation.