Post Docks

It is an area between land and sea, or brownfields, and the ways of railways gradually leave room for luxury homes, offices, nursing homes and ultra-modern swimming pool designed by Jean Nouvel.
A former fishing village, the St Nicolas, the identity of memory port of Le Havre, is the place or city and harbor meet. This interface makes a cityscape based on changes of scale is going on here houses the huge warehouses, alleys large spaces to maneuver.
Since containerization of shipping, and despite a bridge that has brought the inhabitants of the city, the port it was removed. The city was waiting here. Huge warehouses désafectés dessinaeint a border with the rest of the city. Taking advantage of the area of the docks left long abandoned and orienting the new port activities further into the estuary, municipality, supported by major brands, decided a few years ago to re-occupy the place in centers shopping and entertainment with a cinema multiplex and tropical greenhouse.

A border had jumped and a page in the history of the city turn, the docks would become a huge cultural spaces of consumption.
Many people of modest means living in St Nicolas. They cross paths now discover groups from their homes purchased on order. The new buildings s'appelent "Cape marine terraces or wharf square Vauban and smell good marketing. Bretons who came by taxi entire work here have been replaced by young professionals who invest. With all this commotion, some people feel more at home and fear that the mixing takes place. Yet one of the objectives of the city: do not create social boundaries in this area symbolizing dynamism.

Emmanuel Blivet 2009.