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DESURB is an urban design office. Its areas of expertise are :  Co-design, Urban planning, Urban design, Consultancy. The office works at different scales, human, urban, territorial, allowing it to design "from sidewalk to large territory".

 The office is behind this porthole, in Bordeaux in the district of Mériadeck, symbol of a controversial town planning.

The office is behind this porthole, in Bordeaux in the district of Mériadeck, symbol of a controversial town planning.


Annabel CASSES and Pierre-Antonin MEGALI founded DESURB in 2012. After having worked in different cities in France, they have chosen Bordeaux and its region to settle their activity, thanks to favourable project dynamics. Besides, Aquitaine is also a land of many phenomenon like urban spread, (over)protection of the city heritage, housing issues… So many themes linked to concerns, on which the agency wants to position. 

In order to propose innovative conception process, a part of our working time is dedicated to the monitoring of new design methods.

Each project is an new experience, from which we progress and improve our methodology.

A major part of our activity is based on listening our partners, in order to understand their expectations and get the benefit of their expertise. We rely on social relations to build the coherence of a shared project. Wetake no advantage of choices in the context of a project, and in that sense, our aim will always remain the good achievement of the urban project process.


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Annabel CASSES
Co-manager, associate director, urbanistOPQU

Formation : Architecture ; Géography ; Town planning
Architecture, École Nationale Supérieure d’Architecture de Nancy
Licence Géographie Aménagement du territoire, Université Nancy 2
Master 2 Urbanisme Opérateur et Manageur Urbain spécialité Ville Durable, IFU (EUP) Université Paris Est Marne-la-Vallée
Qualification urbaniste OPQU

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Pierre-Antonin MEGALI
Co-manager, associate director, urban designer

Formation :  Architecture ; Communication ; Design
Architecture, École Nationale Supérieure d’Architecture de Nancy
Communication Direction Artistique, IUT Charlemagne, Université Nancy 2
Master Design, Innovation Interaction Services, Université Bordeaux Montaigne



We would like to thank them for their collaboration
Anne Legrand, Aurélie Vasseur, Laure Triscos, Mael Camus, Melissa Moriceau, Vanessa Maquin, Justine Viot, Aurore Sicre, Marine Bonnard, Juliette le Mouël, Sophie Lataste, Luc Drochon, Marie Dumont, Antonin Bahé


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Publication of a project's picture "Formes urbaines et Paysages" in the bookArchitecture Agricole en Gironde, co-édition Le Festin / CAUE de la Gironde

Annabel Casses and Pierre-Antonin Megali presided over the Jury of Prix de la création urbaine de Mont de Marsan

Publication of the projects : "Formes urbaines et Paysages du Bassin d'Arcachon et du Val de l'Eyre"

Exhibition of the project Europan 12 « Breathing new life into the valley » (Moulins de Beez, à Beez)

Publication of the project « Densité Désirable » Oppidea

Exhibition of the project Parc Lescure (pré sélectionné) (308, Maison du projet, Bordeaux)

Publication of the project Parc Lescure in the book project

Publication of the project Grand Parc Bordeaux 2030 projet urbain Volume 3

Exhibition of the project Agora 2012, habiter les chais (Halle des Douves, Bordeaux)