Perfectly harmonizing with the colour of the existing building façades, the chosen local Comblanchien limestone, featured in a pale beige tone, identifies different areas on the square, which allows now only public transportation traffic and free pedestrian circulation, owing to the removal of the car parking once located in front of the café-restaurant terraces. The global artistic intervention on the square also rediscovered traces of old lanes that now deliver a vintage allure to the pavement.
In the middle of the square a lively animation is provided by three luminous fountains, whose design is based on the layout of the adjacent streets. The architects in charge of the renovation project imagined them as sculptures discreetly positioned on the site, enlivening it with their sparkling water jets. The introduction of water in an area, which gets quite hot in summer, brings a touch of freshness, transforming the square in a joyful playground for children and relaxing area for tourists and by-passers.
Covered by glass panes, these water features are located at ground level allowing, by turning off the fountain mechanisms, the usage of the entire central area of the square during the many outdoor events Dijon is familiar with, such as shows, markets, and exhibitions.