Located on a river terrace formed by the Gérine, the Marly Innovation Center (MIC) and the "Ancienne Papeterie" eco-district in Marly (FR) occupy a site historically devoted to industry. As part of the cantonal centre of Fribourg, the challenges of this strategic site include the creation of an urban, sustainable, dense, mixed-use neighbourhood with multimodal access.
The first ecological district in the canton of Fribourg to be awarded the WWF's One Planet Living and SEED certification, the 13.5-hectare site will provide housing for around 2,500 inhabitants and jobs in the long term. The first phase of the project, to be delivered in 2022, includes 353 housing units, business premises as well as a local shopping centre, an indoor swimming pool and dedicated services.
The design and implementation of the eco-neighbourhood is being carried out by the Magizan-CCHE consortium, whose concept for a new sustainable way of life in Marly was selected following a parallel study mandate procedure.
The implementation of the qualitative and quantitative aspects of the project is ensured through the different phases: from the urban planning with the detailed development plan to the construction of the buildings.
CCHE Lausanne Sa and Magizan SA
MEP (Parallel Study Mandate)
Housing, activities, shops and public facilities
Floor area (GFA)
Mixed neighborhood with housing, activities, shops and public facilities
Magizan SA (Pool)
Interval Paysage Sàrl
CCHE Lausanne SA, Magizan SA, 2BO (Les Berges)
Three complementary strata - a park along the Gérine River, a lively hillside and an urbanized plateau in the form of a built-up archipelago - allow the development of a site of yesteryear that is landlocked. A trio of public spaces ensures the attraction of the other districts of Marly and represents the federating addresses for both the MIC and the housing.
With its three districts with strong identities, the Ancienne Papeterie offers a new place to live for about 2,700 inhabitants and jobs. Throughout the design, planning and implementation process, a steering committee made up of various authorities, representatives of the client and all specialist representatives accompanied the team.
The Ancienne Papeterie Market
The regional swimming pool
Work progress, stage 1