Toulouse: Everything that will change in Europe

The essentials A few months before the inauguration of one of the buildings on the Place de l’Europe site in Toulouse, Jean-Luc Moudenc was on site this Friday, May 7th.

Inauguration at the beginning of the school year! In light rain, Jean-Luc Moudenc, the mayor of Toulouse, visited the future digital school of Ynov and its 4,500 m2 area. This building, which has been under construction for several months despite the health crisis, is an integral part of the development project of the Place de l’Europe in the Compans-Caffarelli district. It will be the first to be initiated. The other two, the restructuring of the former military barracks and a building for coworking, will be carried out in the first quarter of 2022. The digital school in Ynov will accept almost 750 students, more than 200 than before the new one was built. local. Ynov’s goal is to “create synergy between the various schools in the district and the campus”. For Jean-Luc Moudenc, “it’s a good job”. “We can see the uses and perspectives more clearly when we go there than on the sketches,” explains the mayor of Toulouse.

Projects for the after

During his hour-long visit, Jean-Luc Moudenc drew the outlines of future projects for the Place de l’Europe. “It must be said that it was never too lively. We have to make it livelier, ”he began. The future of the market will revolve around three points from DDE. “We want to make it green. The parking lot prevents the classic vegetation, but we’ll look at it differently. It is also necessary to animate this place. The students who live there will need it. We also have to guarantee the residents peace and quiet. This project will be balanced, ”assures the Mayor of Toulouse.

If nothing is certain at the moment, Jean-Luc Moudenc ensures that “the residents of the district are included in the reflection”.

Almost 10,000 m2

The three buildings on Place de l’Europe will drastically change the building that was the largest public square in the Pink City, the equivalent of two squares in the Capitol.

The future digital campus of Ynov and the former barracks as well as the two extensions under construction on the square where the student hotel and its around 350 rooms and studios for students in winter and tourists in summer will be housed will be half of the 20,000 m2 take up the space. Leave him a little more than 10,000 m2. These buildings that frame the Place de l’Europe will revive this (large) space that will be empty for many years.

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