Sustainable cities & territories
> Zhuhai: ensuring the resilience of a fragile region
Zhuhai urban planning: design of Hengqin, a new city with 300,000 inhabitants located on an island with a surface area of 106 km² off the coast of Macao.
Providing sustainable urban design that takes natural risks into account.
Seeking sustainable interactions between urban and natural environments.
Meeting urban growth needs in the Macao area, while maintaining fishing activities and accounting for the water cycle, sea, mangroves and forests so as to preserve the region’s overall ecosystem.
> Designing development of the Nouadhibou free zone
The Mauritanian economy is based on exports of iron ore, fishing and port activities. The government has made the Nouadhibou Bay a free zone. Created at the start of 2013, the zone extends over more than 1,000 km² and is home to a population of 100,000 which could rise to 400,000 by 2030. Egis, under its my My City by Egis banner, has been tasked with laying down a vision for the region and with expediting its development.
> The Flaubert eco-district: the redevelopment of an industrial port
Located on the left bank of the river Seine between the towns of Rouen and Petit-Quevilly, the Flaubert eco-district project seeks to breathe new life into a 90-hectare area of the city. This region, though currently inaccessible, has high potential for urban development. Once complete, it will accommodate almost 10,000 users, providing an efficient response to urban sprawl and encroachment into natural areas by converting an urban wasteland that is currently taking a heavy toll on the environment. The design anticipates the consequences of global warming, urban heat islands and the rise in water levels.
Egis is actively involved in the project's urban planning aspect and public space project management.
> El Ménéa, master plan for a sustainable city
On a stony hamada between sandy desert and oasis, Egis has managed to create a master plan for a fertile, mobile and populated city. To achieve this, the plan focused on several key points: water, with the implementation of solutions for the recovery and reuse of treated water and rainwater, and the quest for architecture in keeping with the way of life in the Sahara. As a result, the buildings will be low, and equipped with flat roofs.