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May 2010

when nature becomes activities

May 28, 2010 10:29 PM
Anthony Joyeux

 

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what kind of activities

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Some filling stations will used to create new share gardens.
This practice, already widespread in Lyon, isn’t yet installed anywhere in the city. Aware about the importance for everyone to have a direct and simple connection with the land, the earth, the project introduces this gardening practice in each area without it, and especially near schools - kindergartens, primary and secondary schools. In some case, university has its own share garden.

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Converted filling stations in share gardens, w ill based on a out-of-soil-culture, (not really hydroponics because the culture is still with soil but it’s deconnected with the real land).
Reusing the steel roof of the actual penthouse on the station will let to create one big or many smallest boxes to cultivate.
Those gardens will give an «on the spot» harvest of food. It will developp time after time, more and more in order to reduce the costly and polluting import with our actual way of operating.
This culture of the proximity will have too an educational part as it’s reconciling human with its environment and what their are able to produce.

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   gardening and share gardens   

.productivity (type of culture and surface)     potatoes 20,4 t/ha      carrots 40,6 t/ha      onions 49,1 t/ha      turnips 19,2 t/ha     green cabbages 32 t/ha     letuces 23,3 t/ha      zucchinis 35,4 t/ha     leeks 33,6 t/ha      tomatoes 80 t/ha

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re-using steel penthouse to build share garden

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periods of cultures in 1 year

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« A garden isn’t neither definitive nor temporary, it is provisional; to work in garden it’s a provisional act.           Gardening is built in the precariousness.          To work in garden, it’s to forget to do many other things.           To work in garden is not serious »


Jean Luc BRISSON
OUVERTURE, in Les carnets du paysage no. 9 & 10, printemps/été 2003, éd. Actes Sud et l’Ecole Nationale Supérieure du Paysage, 2003, p.9-12

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   educational activities   

The existing buildings on the site are invested to tidy all necessary work tools to cultivate and to do seedings, to open a convenience store, to create an educational space for the near schools. Storage : potatoes 670 kg/m3 carrots 550 kg/m3 onions 650 kg/m3 turnips 600 kg/m3

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re-using existant buildings

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and reinforce citizen actions : local selling for local production

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re-using existant buildings showing another world

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.   network   

Even if there is still some good days for cars, it seems essential to think about new systems. But it’s not only a question of technology because those new technologies involve new landscape, new rules, new distributions ... a new way of thinking about city territory.
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car transportation isn’t dead, but changing

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re-using bitume to reinforce an existing "soft transportation"  network

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   lanscape   

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reinforce and create a new deal for ecosystems in city

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third landscape


The Third-Landscape designates the aggregate of all spaces where human abandon landscape evolution to the nature.
It concerns urban wastelands, transition spaces, wildland, moors, but also roadsides, talus ...

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when nature becomes activities, when nature becomes activities  


  

 

 

about

 Full of Fuel

city of Lyon, France

by anthony joyeux

state graduated architect

 

full of fuel

a new urban fragmented park based on the filling stations reusing

 
 
 
 
 
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