Building the future of Antibes
Here is the picturesque Old Town with its 18th century houses and the “new” town with its wide avenues and elegant buildings. In between, the “Marenda-Lacan” district will emerge by 2020. Over two hectares, it will include high-standard housing as well as shops, restaurants, a cinema and a car park. The architecture will be modernistic while taking into consideration the identity of Antibes. Last but not least, the new area will only use 100% renewable energy produced by the heat created by the local sewage treatment plant. Of course, such a major project has been debated, like the destruction of the inner ramparts was at the end of the 19th century. A city must honour its past but it must also take responsibility for the future.