STUDIO MUGO has been appointed to work alongside architecture firms Patrick Mauger and d’Houndt + Bajart to design the landscape of the future residence of the Crous of Lille. The project, which covers an area of 2.47 acres (1 ha), will include a university canteen and a third place.
The landscaping project consists of a 5,500 m2 area, built around a greenway, which connects the new residence to the existing campus through cycle and walking paths, serving the different sites of the project. The brick façade matches the building’s coating. Acting as a unifying space for human beings and for biodiversity, that path forms the green backbone of the landscaping project and also intends to turn the landscape into a lived-in space. Featuring alcoves, a big atrium, meadows and a vegetable garden the landscape makes various spaces available to users.
The path is an extension of the nearby woods and expands the ecological corridor by combining public space and abundant vegetation. The tree takes center stage, giving the landscape its structure while being an essential part of the green corridor. It is used both to keep company to the walkers and delimitate the breathing spaces.
This transition landscape aims to benefit everyone, putting ease of operation at its heart, and allowing people to interact with nature while becoming a home for biodiversity.