and metropolitan park
ANMA and its team are studying the strategic issues involved in the development of this 7,000-student campus, which will enable it to increase its territorial influence around an evolving guide plan articulating soil & landscape, mobility and programming strategies.
Based on a diagnosis and collaborative work with the University, users and local stakeholders, the project was built around three key themes: a site dedicated to research and teaching, a metropolitan park, and a campus of solidarity at the heart of the Toulon Provence Méditerranée metropolitan area’s climate strategy.
of the metropolis
Above all, the Grand Jardin Méditerranéen must assert itself as a campus: a site whose university vocation is clear and reinforced by the structuring of a heart of campus polarizing student life and major university functions.
It can also become a park that is both protected and open to the city: a green lung embedded in the geography and the wider landscape – between the Toulon mountains and the Plan of la Garde.
Located at the heart of the eastern pole of the metropolis, it is also a catalyst for the transformation of a largely built-up area, revealing the potential of a living environment that can be appropriated by academics and residents alike. Featuring a large pedestrian area and a network of pathways crossing a variety of landscaped sequences, the campus allows the functionalities of everyday university life to coexist with uses linked to outdoor spaces (walks, sports, etc.).
Its boundaries have been clarified and its northern facade – currently a large parking lot – reconfigured as a larger urban and landscape element, thus distancing it from the road environment and opening up the site to multi-modality – TCSP, cycle path, pedestrian footbridge…
in flood-prone areas
On the scale of the Eygoutier watershed, it becomes a real piece of hydraulic engineering. The Planquette creek is restored to its rightful place and becomes the backbone of the campus and the wider area. A system of retention basins and the redevelopment of its bed make it an ecological corridor, helping to combat the risk of flooding and the formation of urban heat islands.
Finally, the Ecocampus approach can be seen in the sobriety of the actions taken on the building stock: clarification of polarities through relocation and light renovation, pergolas and kiosks with multiple functions – promotion of uses linked to alternative mobility, provision of shade, development of outdoor work…
Architecte urbaniste paysagiste mandataire : ANMA
Programming, urban sociology: Alphaville
Sustainable development: Another city
Economy, engineering, OPC: Bérim
Operational set-up: Yurban
Studies in progress
Université de Toulon
Diagnosis and definition of issues, development scenarios, guide plan, expert appraisal and certification files, programming studies, waterproofing and street furniture.
Notification of framework agreement: June 2021