ATELIER SOIL is an architecture and urban planning practice committed to an ecological and inclusive transition of spaces.

As architects of territorial transformation, we are convinced that soil is a pillar of development and the raw material of environmental transition. It is a vital resource and a heritage to be preserved. We place soil at the heart of the design of public spaces and territorial strategies that we develop.

Our goal: to develop territories and create attractive places and landscapes for everyone, which adapt to global warming, promote biodiversity, guarantee accessibility for all, and produce resources for their environment (water, energy, materials, food, etc.).

We operate in all areas and on all scales, implementing a regenerative urbanism that intensifies the potential of each m², broadens its temporality of use and transforms without extending the city.

At the interface between public and private players, we adopt an approach that is both sensitive and technical, supported by a large group of specialists and privileged partners. Our projects reflect our commitment to feasibility, impact and sustainability.

Because each m² matters.


We are architects.

We design and develop. We provide complete project management services: architectural, urban and landscape.
We draw master plans at all scales, transform major mobility routes and design shared public spaces (public and private, school playgrounds, forecourts, squares, etc.).

We are urban planners.

We plan and we support. We assist public and private players in elaborating development strategies at all scales.
Project management assistance. Advice on territorial strategy and ecological planning: guide plan, 2030/2050 planning, programming of public spaces, etc.

We are designers.

We think and experiment. We carry out committed research projects on soil. Innovation guides what we do every day. Every project is an opportunity to develop new approaches and experiment with new practices, in an attempt to meet the challenges of the future.
Our research topics/projects: soil as a resource, inclusive cities, intensification of uses, parametric gardens, etc.

We are multidisciplinary.


Faced with the new issues and challenges to which we must respond through the projects we undertake, we need to rethink our working tools.

Our aim: to define the best codes for representing the new challenges facing cities and regions, so as to encourage dialogue between all the experts - architects, engineers, ecologists, sociologists, etc. - and support the decision-making process.

Making it easier to read:

We are developing new indicators
to measure and assess elements that have hitherto been little represented: indicators of uses, flows, climate and biodiversity. These indicators, which are also financial and economic, are designed to help public and private players make decisions. They can be used to prioritise the actions to be taken and the decisions to be made in managing the project. Finding the right project equation also means incorporating notions of the energy expended in relation to the impacts generated, so as to dispel certain fantasies...

Making it easier to visualise:

We invent new representations
that make the challenges of decarbonisation legible. Through the production of new graphic forms: illustrations, computer graphics, diagrams and maps, we are developing a representation that combines metric and spatial data, and seeking to make the spatialisation of a project's footprint (particularly its carbon footprint) understandable and appropriate for everyone.

Making it easier to understand:

We are designing new maps
that incorporate codes borrowed from flow and soil engineering. Regenerative urban planning requires the production of new cartographic representations that enable us to understand not only the subsoil, the materials and the geomorphology of an area, but also all the flows that permeate and animate it: pedestrians, vehicles, logistics, fauna, particles, air, etc.

Every m² matters.
Every € matters.
Every min'' matters.
Every gWatt matters.
Every m³ matters.
Every NO2 matters.
Every dB matters.
Every °C matters.