Supporting urban renewal through programming

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Menighetti projects in the districts of La Castellane and La Bricarde Marseille

The joint venture between InCittà, L’Adéus and Menighetti has been tasked by the GIP Marseille Rénovation Urbaine (a public sector association for urban renewal) to integrate social objectives into urban planning. This is part of the preliminary protocol for the New National Urban Renewal Programme (the French NPNRU) for the districts of La Castellane and La Bricarde, signed in 2014.

The project was a great opportunity to encourage further reflection on the urban project steered by the Catalan architects and urban planners Jornet, Llop, and Pastor. The northern districts of Marseille include disadvantaged areas plagued by social and urban segmentation and marginalisation, underground economic activities, decrepit built environment, and insecurity. And yet, these same districts are brimming with potential and interesting initiatives that could provide the conditions for a thriving urban life.

Menighetti assessed the needs for facilities and services and was also involved in invigorating community life both in the district and in the wider area of Grand Saint-Antoine. The local community, the main local players and the community centre took part in the elaboration of the urban programme, the goal being to revitalise the district and to encourage its integration in the city by involving the local communities in its attractiveness.
- Client: GIP Marseille
- Urban renewal: 2014-2017

- Projects in the districts of Ariane and Moulins, Nice
Menighetti has been involved in the projects for Nice’s underprivileged areas managed by the national ANRU agency. The company has been tasked with the preliminary studies and the programming of schools and childcare facilities in the districts of Moulins and Ariane, which are key to the development of the entire metropolitan area.
The district of Moulins is located in the west of Nice and has 2,966 council homes and a population of 12,000. This is a key site for the sustainable development of the wider area because it is meant to connect the future multimodal hub to the new tech and sustainable development cluster. Ariane district has a population of 10,000 and is part of the project aiming to regenerate Nice’s eastern districts.