With the creation of VEDEA in 2018, Véronique Descharrières cultivates her own vision and lays the foundations for an architectural, urban and landscape practice based on research, experimentation and collective intelligence.
Convinced that the design of projects must decisively encourage the renewal of the planet's life cycles, the VEDEA agency relies on the merits of a constructive and collective collaboration, offering projects an unprecedented methodological approach.
The agency is designed as a laboratory of ideas, combining several disciplines, most of which are emerging, to provide concrete answers to the way in which living beings interact with each other and their environments.
On every level, the agency offers a global reflection based on the alliance of architectural, landscape, climatic, economic and technological data, allowing for the establishment of new conditions of symbiosis between man and his environment. VEDEA formulates urban projects and strategies capable of contributing to the creation of a desirable future for living, resilient and sustainable architecture.
As a player in both public and private demand, the agency focuses on construction, rehabilitation and conversion operations. It responds to cultural and tertiary programs, often multifunctional, intended for operations in France and abroad.
For all the projects entrusted to her, Véronique Descharrières, strives to capture the geography and the powerful character of the site by ensuring that the occupation or the developments generate positive and beneficial effects both for man and for his environment. The ambitious project for the Paris Zoological Park, the exemplary approach carried out at the Caribbean Institute for Island Biodiversity in Saint Martin as well as the large-scale project proposition of the "Yanshan International Ecological World" in Beijing, all testify to the sensitivity of Véronique Descharrières for unusual ecological projects giving rise to experimental uses and the implementation of innovative and sustainable technologies.
VEDEAEXPLORE is a think tank created at the initiative of the Vedea agency, an open forum to environmental disciplines and to information likely to influence the architectural practices of tomorrow.
The future of the planet is changing faster than ever under the increasing impact of human activity. At the same time, research carried out by the life sciences records considerable progress and provides us with a scientific and measurable reading of the degradation of natural or urbanized environments. In this context, architecture takes its part and imposes itself as a new field of investigation allowing to anticipate alternative lifestyles intended to imagine the world of tomorrow.