Faragou Agency

Landscape Architects - Planning, conception, engineering


Alain Faragou Agency is a landscape, urbanistic and environment expert workshop, constituted around a multidisciplinary team of landscape architects, town planners, engineers, technicians.


Our capacity is probably not to be expert in a unique discipline, but to bring a transversal look with our experience of the other contexts and with our sensibility, whether at the scale of big territories, of a city, an urban project or a garden, up to the details of implementation.
For more than 30 years, the team anticipates and designs landscapes and environments, public and private projects. We approach territorial problems and different contexts, landscape scales, places and cultures. Our work joins in an approach so inquiring as creative. Our slogan : invent and make - Invenit et Fecit.


If our realizations count a big part of gardens and public parks, we claim and work on the urban and territory problems. We join logic of site without betraying the global perception and the memory of places.
We work in close collaboration with teams of architects, such as the Jean Nouvel workshop (Paris), Zaha Hadid (London), Jean Michel Wilmotte or MVRD (Rotterdam). Our mission is to imagine concretely a project according to time, of the site and of the environment, and in its scale.


Alain Faragou Agency realized gardens of exception. There are an historic garden classified in Cannes (1604) and the re-creation of a park of a Mansion in Paris (Ancient Memorial 1782). Faragou Agency realizes at present an exceptional garden of 4 hectares, at the water’s edge, in the natural harbour of Villefranche and in conservation area. More than 100 gardens were realized, some are gathered in a publication "Du paysage au jardin"(From landscape to garden). (2011)
The agency realized a feasibility landscape project of Golf-Resort (400 hectares) on the Domain of Bassanel to Olonzac. The project leaned on a method multicriterion, mixing at the same time the geography, the history, the patrimonial and statutory sets, the landscaped typologies. A subtractive method allowed then to isolate one or several zones with stakes in the project.
The development project of the 6202 bis RD in the Valley of the Var, a road construction of a valley with a first linear section of 8 km on 23 km, was crowned by Gold Victories of the Landscape and was the subject of an entitled work "A garden one hundred at a time". This project was exposed to the City of the Architecture (Paris).
The agency was also a prize winner of the European Competition for the Park Fernand Braudel - Isthmus of Sablettes, with the reconstruction of the dune space in Seyne-sur-Mer and creation of a Mediterranean park by the sea (8 hectares). This realization was the object of an entitled publication “The Park Fernand Braudel - Inheritance and revival of a landscape between two lands and two seas” (Edisud) and many editorial press articles.


PHILOSOPHIE DE L’AGENCE


Each decision, whatever its size, implicates a development of the initial landscape. Garden landscape, urban landscape, territory, each is the fruit of the complex and subtle relation between numerous elements. About creation, rehabilitation or promotion of a landscape, we act as mediators to find solution which will strengthen the specificity of each site.
Our role is to compose contemporary landscapes by integrating the built and the vegetable, and by organizing between them dialogues and complementarities. Our responsibility is to prepare the evolution of an environment, to register a novelty in the harmony by adapting itself to all factors which govern the place. Our creation, in its finality, takes the landscape memory into account and safeguards it.