savioz fabrizzi architectes
parallel studies on the development of the pyramids of euseigne, hérémence, competition
municipality of hérémence
new road layout, snack bar, lookout point, pathway, terraced landscaped parking
the new tunnel makes it possible to reduce traffic nuisance and bring a new sense of calm to the site of the pyramids.
18,000 m3 of excavation is required to build the new road. the depositing of this excavated material in the area results in significant transport and energy savings, but more importantly, it heals the old 'wounds' inflicted on the topography by road-building work. The retaining walls along the old road are removed with embankments on the upper side, thus restoring the topography to its original state. The construction of the tunnel and its landscaping thereby reduce the road's visual impact on the valley.
these 'sculpted' measures are unified by the use of a single material, grey concrete shaped by a faceted geometry. the edges of the path, which are occasionally modified into benches, the snack bar building or the tunnel gates, all adopt this distinctive language.