The intervention, located in the French alpine municipality of Breil-sur-Roya, has as its object the urban and functional redevelopment of the promenade along the western shore of the artificial lake that forms between the dam and the inlet of the Roia River itself.
The primary objective was to reestablish the close relationship between the town and its lake, through a path that is to be stitched together with the urban texture in front through a slow, entirely pedestrian path, and that allows the rediscovery of the interrelationships between several different functional points.
The path winds through a series of activities related to the life of the town, such as multi-purpose spaces, spaces equipped for fishing, dance areas or for temporary events, areas for rest, play and belvedere. The choice of materials used, such as wood, Luserna stone and architectural concrete, is crucial to the best integration into the natural surroundings.
The existing difference in height between the dance floor area and the elevation for the junction with the Charabot Bridge is bridged through gently sloping ramps and a staircase that, through the displacement of concrete volumes, succeeds in forming stairways, seating, and planters.
The project is complemented by a line of custom street furniture elements created by the studio with the collaboration of the company LAB23, which go to enrich and characterize the spaces of the promenade. Also in terms of the lighting aspect, a line of ad hoc lighting fixtures has been designed by the studio in collaboration with the company GLIP, capable of enhancing the various points along the route to the fullest.