Gustafson Porter + Bowman have been selected to reimagine the landscape of the Eiffel Tower, seeing off tough competition from three other finalists and 42 entries. Titled OnE, the scheme is founded on a unifying axis: celebrating the Eiffel Tower at the center of a line that connects the Place du Trocadéro, the Palais de Chaillot, the Pont d’Iéna, the Champ de Mars and the Ecole Militaire.
The scheme was commissioned to coincide with the city’s showcasing of the 2024 Olympic Games, expected to add to the 30 million annual visits made to the Eiffel Tower. At the moment, fundamental issues such as over-crowding, impaired accessibility, lack of services, and congested gardens have impacted the experience of the iconic landmark. The GP-B redesign therefore envisions one readable landscape that promotes unity, continuity, and diversity in a resilient, inclusive, and environmentally-orientated future.