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Extending over an area of ​​6,3 hectares between La Touques, the sea and the city center of Deauville, the new district of the Presqu'île has changed a lot and since 2020 has become a real gateway to the city. Close to the station, with homes, restaurants, public spaces, today it features beautiful architecture that respects the diversity of Deauville. It also includes port buildings and two belvederes, symbols of incessant renewal.

Beatrice Augier
Gilbert Hamel Collection

Hyphen between the city center and the Peninsula, gateway to the sea at the junction between the Morny and Yachts basins, designed by the architectural studio Xavier Bohl, the port buildings, inspiration from auger, transform the landscape of Deauville while reconnecting with elements of its past. They are each marked with a 28-meter-high signal tower which is inspired by the fixed light lighthouse, erected in 1874 and demolished in 1929. The architect was inspired by the old lighthouse by adopting the principle of period black and white stripes. On the Quai de la Marine side, the building houses the harbor master's office for the municipal port, the Deauville Yacht-Club and its sailing school, and the tower for the gangway machinery. On the Quai de l'Impératrice Eugénie side, the building will soon host a restaurant and the second is accessible to the public who, from the belvedere, can admire a panoramic view of Deauville, Trouville-sur-Mer, the Touques estuary, the coast, and the valleys of the Auge countryside.

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"This complex is part of a strategic crossroads with a footbridge which provides a link between the old city center and the new district of the Presqu'île, while the perpendicular axis framed by the two towers offers a perspective on the sea, a door to the ocean. " The architect was inspired by the old lighthouse by taking the principle of the black and white bands of the time. "This is the whole philosophy that motivated this project", explains the architect. "Projecting into the future by drawing inspiration from the past. These two towers are elements that will structure the city's landscape by playing a signal role, a landmark for residents, navigators and tourists. He will assert the vocation of Deauville as a major place for yachting and fishing. "

Xavier bohl project architect