Eiffel Tower a new park approach. Pavillon de l’Arsenal by Gustafson Porter + Bowman
The City of Paris publicly announced the winning proposal at the Pavillon de l’Arsenal in Paris. Gustafson Porter + Bowman will redesign the approach to the Eiffel Tower in Paris ahead of the Paris 2024 Olympic Games.
A Site, OnE Site, is the unification of all these spaces, as in a landscape painting where multiple colours, different textures combine to form a single image, a single mind and a sole composition. A complex urban site must reveal unity, continuity, and diversity.
Gustafson Porter + Bowman is a landscape practice based in London that has worked on projects in the UK, Europe, the Middle East and Asia in the disciplines of landscape, architecture, and design. The practice’s designs highlight the sculptural and sensual qualities of a given site, with each design based on a site’s history and physical context. Spanning climate zones, geographical characters, historical and cultural backgrounds, our work has continuously pushed the boundaries of what constitutes the field of landscape design.
Gustafson Porter + Bowman was established in 1997 as Gustafson Porter, when the acclaimed landscape architect Kathryn Gustafson opened a London office with architect Neil Porter. Mary Bowman joined the practice in 2002 from Foster + Partners as a director.
Kathryn Gustafson was based in France from 1980 until 1997, where her completed projects include the Rights of Man Square (Evry, 1991), the gardens for the Shell Headquarters (Rueil-Malmaison, 1991), the Esso offices (Rueil-Malmaison, 1992), the garden at L’Oréal’s offices in Aulnay-sous-Bois (1992), Rachmaninov Square (Paris, 1993), and The Gardens of the Imagination (Terrasson-Lavilledieu, Dordogne, 1995) which was awarded the prestigous Patrimoine du XXe siècle in 2007 from the French Ministry of Culture.