POINTE SAN CHRIST

Urban fountain project

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The Pointe San Christ in Martigues is an artificial peninsula alongside the old centre of Martigues that runs toward the west. This call of projects asked for proposais that would enliven this space using water games. The project created two levels on the peninsula to break the visual monotony. On the southern half, two curving steps allowed people to climb to the upper portion of the peninsula. The benches were designed in a manner to be illuminated in order to create a lighted trail at night.

The point of the peninsula was accentuated with a large bubbling water jet that evokes the idea of a lighthouse. The water falls onto a domed fountain and then flows into a hidden basin. In the eastern portion of the peninsula, a small pool area is regularly filled with water to create a play space. Lines of choreographed water jets separate the two zones and create a dynamic walkway.

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Client: Ville de Martigues
Design of the space and the water games: Pierre LUU