ZPPAUP of Tanarive – Madagascar, 2005-2009

The establishment of the Protection Zone for Architectural, Landscape and Urban Heritage was part of the Green Plan of Antananarivo Urban Community. This innovative approach in Madagascar was designed as a tool for preserving architectural, urban and landscape heritage across the whole of the Urban Community.

This protection zone served to define a comprehensive project for the preservation and enhancement of the city. Indeed, the ZPPAUP takes into account the neighbourhoods located beyond the old centre by establishing a protective perimeter in the continuity of the existing protected area. In this way it helps to guarantee a status for features that are remarkable for their specificity as well as connections to a period and city dwellers’ lifestyles.

A tool of knowledge, this project was an opportunity to analyse and reflect on a territory in detail while deriving an overall vision.

A tool of knowledge for community leaders who, through this tool, became aware of a reality beyond the picturesque and aesthetic aspects of their area to appreciate the logic that led to the creation and development of the city.
A communication tool, it is the ideal medium to showcase heritage and create public awareness about the values conveyed by this concept: maintaining collective memory and promoting joint development that is respectful of others and a collective past.
As a regulatory tool, the ZPPAUP is a promotional instrument and a framework for the future development of the city.

The study focused on:
the demarcation of a boundary for the ZPPAUP based on the characteristics and recent developments of the various sectors of intervention;
the implementation of a typo-morphological analysis,
the study of different built typologies, taking into account their initial, present or future uses;
the issue of introducing contemporary entities (urban and built fabric);
the inclusion of open spaces, public and private.

Program

Establishment of a Protection Zone for Architectural, Landscape and Urban Heritage (ZPPAUP)

Client

Région Ile de France
Communauté Urbaine d’Antananarivo

Team

INTERSCENE – Thierry Huau - Landscape architect & Urbanist

Surface

1 000 ha

Status

Finished