Tom Barlow/Mohamma Padeci Nur Amiera

Porte d Aix (The Arch) was constructed to celebrate American independ- ence, nowadays it stands alone disjointed from its surroundings and not celebrated for all its beauty. The aim of the project is to link the community in this area with the University and the transport connections whilst making the Arch a focal point in the city once more. The main boulevard provides an axis for in- tense social activity, and also acts as a viewing corridor creating a vista of the arch from where the main transport route into the city terminates.