laura-may dessagne architect
L a u r a - M ay
18/05/1990 26 years old firstname.lastname@example.org glorieuse.prairiewind (skype) Les ChĂŞnes, rte d'Argelliers 34570 Montarnaud (fr) +33 603 26 80 74 via de Amicis 40 20 123 Milano (it) +39 333 627 27 69
Hello, my name is Laura-May Dessagne. I am a young french architect, degreed from ENSA Montpellier. After three years at Studio Associato Bernardo Secchi and Paola Vigano, I'm looking for a new experience more architecture-oriented. After validating the theoretical part of the authorisation to practice as an architect, I would like to learn more about building site, in order to finish my training (called HMONP in french). I enjoy teamwork, learning new knowledge and sharing them with my colleagues. My training in architecture taught me the necessity of taking into account the location and the environmental issues, which are for me at the heart of the project. Leaf through my portfolio!
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Master degree in architecture - ENSAM
1st year of master - La Cambre-Horta (Brussels)
Bachelor degree- ENSAM
Science baccalaureate, with honours Jean-Monnet high school (Montpellier)
Since Fev 2014
Studio 014 - 15 Bernardo Secchi - Paola Vigano Milano - Italy
Jan / Nov 2013
Urban project Montpellier 2040 Bernardo Secchi Paola Vigano
July / Aug 2012
Urban study Agglomération de Montpellier service urbanisme
July / Aug 2011
Studio Valérie Garnier architect (Montpellier)
July / Aug 2010
Daniel Pistre (Hérault)
Studio P.Finck & R.Garcia (Montpellier)
Special mention - 8/150 students Final year project : «Connected faculty» Director of studies: Pierre Soto Linked to my intership on «Montpellier 2040»
«The mosque question in Brussels» Director of studies: Victor Brunfaut
Collective housing in Montpellier city-center Director of studies: Emmanuel Nebout
ArcHitect designer - ZAC La Courrouze and competitions
Intern - intership linked to my Final Year Project
intern - Urban studies on new development areas
intern - Permit of a media pole, Permit of XIX century house renovation.
intern - Rehabilitation of a mas
Discovery of architecture
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autocad/ archicad/ vectorworks sketchup artlantis photoshop/ illustrator/ indesign
french/ english/ spanish / italian
International workshop Medina of Tétouan
Feb 2009 & 2010
Urban project Montpellier 2040
Logics of installations of mosques in the urban fabric Director of studies:Victor Brunfaut With Tétouan school of architecture
Structural wooden bridges from origami study of the fold Director of studies: Vinicius Raducanu Isle d’Abeau factory
«Urban project Montpellier 2040» in Ed. Ville de Montpellier, January 2014 «Métamorphose de l’ordinaire» in Paola Vigano under the dir. of A.Masboungi, Ed. Parenthèses, 2013 www.montpellier2040.fr in the project's website News papers :Montpellier Notre Ville & 20minutes, 2013
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zac la courrouze Rennes
Expo pavilion, Milan
other participations in competitions not presented in the portfolio :
Belle de Mai, Marseille
La Courneuve, Paris
Pavilion of Italy, Venise
Zac La Courrouze, Rennes, France Expo pavilion 2015, Milano, Italy Flaminio, Rome, Italy La Belle de Mai, Marseille, France La Courneuve, Paris, France Pavilion of Italy, Venice Biennale, Italy
Montpellier 2040, Montpellier, France
Linked to my Final year project monitored by Paola Vigano.
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ZAC La Courrouze, Rennes 140ha including 40ha of park Euro 67 millions 2003 - ongoing Client: Territoires of Rennes Metropolis Landscape: Charles Dard Engineering: BET AMCO Price: Nature en ville du palmarĂ¨s EcoQuartier 2011
skt pro exe
rennes (fr) 2014 - 2016 Studio Bernardo Secchi & Paola Vigano
Urban project of a new city part (140 ha, 4500 new housing, 100.000 m2 facilities, the necessary equipments) in a disused military zone. The project stands against any rhetoric of the big gesture and tries to address the functional, social and visual complexity of the contemporary societies. The theme of the public place is at the center of the project. Parks and continuities structure the various sectors.
I worked as a designer of: - from study phase to executive phase of sector masterplans: Pole Courrouze, Euroshelter, Pilate and Pole Mermoz; - Specification notes of each programs - Feasibility studies in various areas of the ZAC.
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Nord-Vallon Jules Verne
Maisons dans le Bois
Grand Equipement Pilate
masterplan A stucture of unitarian public space connecting all inhabited sectors, which all have different typologies.
Equipped park Wooden park Park of the wall Gardens of the platform Retention ponds Collective/ private gardens Equipment/ shops/ facilities
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Executive plan // Pole courrouze The center of Pole Courrouze is a node: a huge public square with agoras all around, opening onto small plots. Ground floors are animated by facilities and shops. The square is made of granite and the small plots in stabilized sand of red shale. A canopy of existing and new trees form a unique roof, conferring shadows and freshness. Rules for each program
One overall project
view from PC6 and PC8
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Shale paths and walls
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Shed in Nord Vallon Jules Verne ZAC LA Courrouze, Rennes Metropolis PROJECT LEADER 100 m2 2015 submit permit + PRO 2016 construction
Project leader rennes milano (fr) (it) 2015 - 2016
Skt Per pro
Studio Paola Vigano
A wooden shed at the beginning of North Valley Jules Verne park for the associations of shared gardens and skaters, with one public toilet. One long zinc roof covers a common terrace and two wooden volumes.
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perspective from shared gardens
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Expo pavilion 2015 Columns of San Lorenzo square, Milan Client: San Lorenzo traders association
Collaborator milan (it) 2014 Studio Bernardo Secchi & Paola Vigano
The project for the World Exhibition in Milan suggests re-qualifying green spaces and parking lots in the key axis: Duomo-Naviglio. One place is taken as a prototype project: in front of the Columns of San Lorenzo, a big white steel roof, around a tree. The project is evolutionary according to the possibility of liberation of plots: a roof only, a roof and a terrace; a roof, a terrace and shared gardens.
Project designer, sketch phase and relation with the client.
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One roof around the tree
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Flaminio, Rome International competition "City of Sciences " 35000m2 housing, 10000m2 facilities, 14000m2 200 000 000â‚Ź 2015 - ongoing Client: CDP investimenti Roma r ne Engineering : Dâ€™Appolonia Spa in w
rome (it) 2015 Studio Paola Vigano
The urban project as renewable resource proposes a total permeability and a public use of this enclosed military zone, allowing the future urban fabric accessible by all inhabitants and citizens. The project recycles materials and existing buildings.
Project designer for Competition phase and designer of public space for Permit phase.
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view from Via Guido Reni
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1 general axonometry A huge square crossing Via Guido Reni 2 transversal section of the neighbourhood variation inside the fabric made of blocks and square builidings 3 model permeability of the green through the fabric 4 groundfloor plan plurality of ways to access to housing 3
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public spaces sections 1 woonstraat an equipped street : sports fields and playgrounds 2 woonerf a public garden including retention ponds
View from a WOONSTRAAT an equipped space where halls are clearly visible and other access for facilities
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Belle de Mai, Marseille 140 ha for Guide plan St Charles/ Belle de Mai 7ha of feasibility on Casernes de Muy site reconversion 2015-2016 : Competitive dialogue- 3rd finalist Client: Marseille Metropolis Architect: CARACTERE SPECIAL Engineering : EGIS Landscape: ILEX
Collaborator marseille (fr) 2015- 2016 Studio Paola Vigano
Guide plan on the urban study of St Charles/ Belle de Mai (140Ha): a "roadmap" relinks this urban area to the city-center. The project of "Ridges and rivers" is a new grid of the public space/ mobility where smalls plots create aeration inside the fabric and new visibility for facilities and equipment to grow. The feasibility on Casernes du Muy is the first shot that can activate the reconversion of the neighbourhood. The project aims at giving permeability to this military zone.
Designer of the Guide plan, views and schemes; responsible of the contacts in french with the team; trips to Marseille.
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View from the central axis of casernes de muy The site is transformed in an accessible and permeable place from the square of la Belle de Mai.
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plan guide 140ha 0
section of casernes de muy 0
ridges and rivers Casernes de muy site TCSP on rue Guibal ridges and rivers the lens ridges and rivers university four facades station the Abeille plateau saint-charles station
plot on rue Belle de Mai
plot on bd de Strasbourg
Cadenat square TCSP on bd National
Tram-Train and Metropolitan comma
ridges and rivers
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the model base is a 2km by 2km square Ridges and rivers highlight urban continuities and topographical conditions. They requalify public spaces on a clear mesh. Their nodes are squares and plots constituing micro-centralities. Percolations infiltrate the fabric, linking ridges and rivers together and creating a secondary pedonale mesh.
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masterplan of the 7 ha casernes de muy 0
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1 the plot of Marceau School 2 the metropolitain comma
3 a terrace with sportfields in front of Caserne de Muy
kids space Media Pole
equipment hotel and restaurant
cafĂŠ Marceau school Busserade school
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Urban renewal for La Courneuve Project of metropolitan neighbourhood around the tramexpress nord station of Dugny-la Courneuve, Grand Paris Client: conseil général de Seine Saint Denis With: Bas Smets, Berim, Biodiversita, Franck Bouté, Orgeco Competitive dialogue - 3rd finalist
Collaborator La courneuve (fr) 2015- 2016 Studio Paola Vigano
The Guide Plan presents strategies, which can be adapted with an uncertain progress, undetermined priorities and open questions. The project is to connect the future district with the city of Paris with two strong spaces : - The " anteroom of the park of La Courneuve", the backbone of organization of Olympics sports equipments with the JO village of the media, - A very strategic viaire axis, where equipments and the village media would be recycled and integrated into a new city piece, an urban continuity to affirm.
Designer of Plan guide and diverses strategies of adaption in case of upcoming Olympics..
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study model The new tram-express station is a node between two urbanised spaces articulated along the backbone, the boulevard from bourget to Dugny.
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One guide plan: strategies for a inhabitable territory Typologies are mixed, with double systems of houses and collectives in strips which allow games of scales.They enrich the landscape and produce a strong typological variety and a variety of open spaces. Living in the plateau allows to benefit from visual openings and from an immediate contact with the broad landscape. Southward, the views open onto the ponds and the trees of the cemetery. The edge of the plateau forms an equipped " park " with playing fields and games for children, near the school. Northward, routes and views go on towards the Winds area which forms a event park hosting metropolitan practices (events, festivals, fairs...) but also day-to-day events.
Water Hydraulic park Wooden park Urban park Urban structure +
BHNS and station New development New equipment Pedestrian links 0
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Public spaces are readable: they give access to the park. 3 2
The area of phytoremediation forms an extension of the park; a natural space that ensures the transition with housing. The district mixes ways of living.
1 Localisation of sections
Section 1 : RD114 in the suburbs of La Courneuve
Section 2 : RD114 at the level of Essences fields and TFR site
Section 3 : RD50 toward Ouest
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International exhibition of architecture, Biennale of Venice Scenographic proposition of italian pavilion 361 500â‚Ź
Collaborator venice (it) 2015 Studio Paola Vigano
" Italy, garden of Europe. " The theme suggests reconsidering the concept of european urban territory as a condition allowing to rethink large metropolitan areas. Three rooms present this condition through a path.
Designer of the scenography, realization of the model.
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Sequence of pavilion internal spaces
View from "Italy Garden of Europe" with suspended propotypes suspendus.
View from the garden of the pavilion and the transition space
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Montpellier 2040 Montpellier, France 11km x 11km, 280.000 inhabitants 300.000â‚Ź Client: Ville de Montpellier Economists : Mensia Conseil Energie : TRIBU Energie
intern montpellier (fr) 2011- 2013 Studio associato bernardo secchi & Paola Vigano
The study and the elaboration of the urban project "Montpellier 2040" was a unique experience. From three images defining the identity of the city (the beautiful city - the humanist - the place to be), a one-year field work with the local actors, the services and the inhabitants, led us to a road map for the next forty years, defining strategies to address the arrival of 50.000 new inhabitants, the environmental issues and economic resources, as well as challenges posed by climate change and an increasing social tension due to a high unemployment rate.
As an intern, I helped realise graphic documents and models, I developed tests projects and took part to the animation and particaption of the inhabitants, organised a workshop with Bernardo Secchi et Paola Vigano at my school ENSA Montpellier.
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Thomassy-Quatre Seigneurs Mauntmaur-Lunaret
guide plan a structure of united public space connecting the different parts of the city. the large sectors of development
clusters of continuous centralities
daily public space
articulate a system of parc
major public space
develop urban canopy
strategic spaces of urban reinvestment
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2012 Competition 3 visions for Montpellier 2040
the place to be
the beautiful city
January - June 2013 "ateliers urbains" weeks and production
July 2013 Workshop with the ENSAM School of Montpellier
june- November 2013 Production/ synthesis of the Guide Plan in strategies and strategic spaces january 2014 A tool to work for the City and accessible for every citizens of Montpellier
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urban theme of my Final year project Continuous centrality University -City centre
1 Route de Mende: landscape system of park.
2 Faubourg Boutonnet: priority to pedestrians and cycles.
tram + continuous centrality
3 Urban islands
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A large project of public spaces An inclusive city based on a structure of public spaces connecting existing and future equipments.
les coteaux: une seule ville To build an urban continuity connecting existing equipments, for reinforcing the link between La Paillade and the city centre Coteaux park
A new urban faรงade
A large square
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extension of Pierres Vives square
an urban faรงade
reconversion and densification
existing equipments new buildings continuity of public spaces tram 0
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Connected faculty, PFE, Montpellier, France Final year project linked to my intership directed by Studio. Gimel houses, Montpellier, France
Cultural center El-Amal, Brussels, Belgium
Collective housing, Montpellier, France
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Connected faculty Pharmacy faculty of Montpellier Urban and architectural project linked to "Montpellier 2040" intership PFE - mention 2d year of Master "Métropôles du Sud" Master
Ecole Nationale supÉrieure d'Architecture montpellier (fr) june 2013 dir. pierre Soto Paola Vigano Bernardo secchi
My final year project is linked to the vision and the work produced during my intership on the "Montpellier 2040” project. The urban project proposes different strategies to reconnect universities to the city-center and to make closed universities areas permeable.
The architectural project illustrates big-scale strategies. It works on three themes: - the openness of this enclosed site, - the extension of the building creating an urban façade on the Voie Domitienne, - the requalification of the boulevard in a large public space with busway and cycle paths. New metropolitan fonctions as the media-library, facilities and the Verdanson park and its shops, transform the faculty into an included part of the city.
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New urban faรงade on Voie Domitienne
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Pedestrian crossings between the Verdanson river and route de Ganges
Extension and openness of the pharmacy faculty
Densification along Verdanson river
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Metropolitan equipment at the entrance of university area
Route de Mende: system of parks
Route de Mende: system of parks t4 Densification on the roofs
Densified citĂŠ jardin
t3 Creation of the urban faĂ§ade Liberation of the groundfloor
t2 Addition of the media-library Path along Verdanson river
Faubourg Boutonnet: priority to pedestrians and cycles. t1 Demolition of prefabricated buildings
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Existing lecture rooms
0 L.3 plan The passageway creates an urban faรงade on the Voie Domitienne. It grafts on the existing buildings. It allows to link the new media-library and the faculty together. Its enlarges itself in several study rooms on open double-levels.
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New lecture rooms
New lecture rooms
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3 On the rooftop terrace New lecture rooms opened to everybody
2 On the terrace A large exterior space with gardens view
1 Inside the passageway To connect the new and former functions between themselves
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Gimel houses Avenue de Gimel Dense individual housing in the city 2d year of Master "MĂŠtropĂ´les du Sud" Master
Ecole Nationale supĂ‰rieure d'Architecture montpellier (fr) january 2013 dir. Michel MARAVAL pascal Perris
The project takes place in the suburb of Montpellier. The masterplan fits to level curves, urbanizing half of the ground, having a low impact of excavated/ fill material and preserving existing afforestations as park and space of retention. Space for cars is reduced to a minimum with one road per two strips and shared parking lots. A pedestrian alley goes through two strips, to connected themselves to parking lots and little public squares. All the buildings take advantage of the view and the south orientation.
Houses are established on a predefined division. All of them have the capacity to be densified, preserving a space for garden and allowing to rent or to resell a part of the plot. The limestone wall distinguishes semidetached houses, being both transformed into bearing wall and separative garden barriers. Public places as little pockets inside the urban tissue give rhythm to alleyways and provide gathering spaces.
ĂŠly tG -Fe -du
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T3 +T2 + 2,00
T3 + 1,00
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1 The street and the access to garages 2 The alleyway between small rented apartments (due to densification): a place for exchanges 3 The gardens in height: vision toward the large territory 4 Retention gap along sidewalks
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Cultural centre El-Amal Architectural and anthropological project: «The mosque question in Brussels» 1st year of Master Architecture, Development, Heritage Master (ADP)
Facultée d'architecture la cambre horta (ULB) Brussels (be) 2012 dir. Victor brunfaut bertrand Terlinden
Localisation of the mosque
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Administration Lecture rooms
Prayer room women Ablutions room women
Library Cafeteria Museum Central multifunctional space Multifunctional room
Prayer room of men Ablutions room of men
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Logements en centre-historique
Architectural project: Build a block inside the old city centre 3rd year of Licence n
Ecole Nationale supĂ‰rieure d'Architecture (ENSAM) montpellier (fr) june 2011 dir. emmanuel Nebout
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view from the public garden inside the block
25m section FAรงade
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