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Date(s) - 05/05/2014
7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

paladian lounge


1422476_589176201137548_704226848_nAs part of the mission “heritage architecture and urbanism”, organized by the Alliance française du Bengale and the French Institute in Delhi, Florence Bougnoux, architect and urban planner from France, will give on “Urban Designing: International Perspectives” a talk at The Palladian Lounge (on Monday 5 May 2014 from 5:30 pm)

She will present some new town projects in France, as well as the Grand Paris Project, which aims to extend Paris to include 12 million inhabitants. She will explore the multiple problems a project like that has to face  : communication, housing, etc.

Florence Bougnoux : architect, town-planner and urban designer, founder-partner of SEURA


Florence Bougnoux has  her gained expertise from working on French urban projects, such as city centres and public transport and public and private housing projects with her partners at SEURA.

Her environmentally conscious approach to urbanism and urban design led her to eco-design with four main points used to evaluate and define the environmental objectives of an Eco-city:

1.        Ecological footprint and Energy

2.        Water

3.        Biodiversity and the well-being of inhabitants

4.        Waste

She co-founded  la Société d’études d’urbanisme et d’architecture (SEURA)[ the society for the study of town planning and architecture] in 1989 with Jean-Marc Fritz and David Mangin (town planning grand prize winner, 2008), who gave two lectures in BESU and Jadavpur universities last week.

Florence Bougnoux has led various SEURA projects, where her work and her interests have been focused on complex urban challenges such as the proposed development of an eco-city of one inhabitants in Huludao (China), as shown at the Universal exhibition in  Shanghai (2010),  as well as an eco project covering 160 hectares in Douai France, amongst other French developments.

She has also worked on the typology and integration of buildings into an urban environment, and on the design of building fronts. Florence Bougnoux also redesigned the central courtyards in faubourg Saint-Antoine using her knowledge of both industrial and trade skills to create the building fronts

Her interests also extend to street furniture and design.

Open to professionals and members of the Alliance française du Bengale: on invitation only