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Paris’ business district is undergoing a major revamp, complete with sprawling terraces and gardens, new avenues and towers under construction, organic restaurants and trendy bars.
Latest urban planning competition in Île-de-France calls for projects to develop La Métropole du Grand Paris — the Greater Paris Metropolis. Urban planning contests are decidedly popular in the French capital of late. After “Reinventing Paris” and “Reinventing the Seine,” the Regional Council of Île-de-France has recently launched a new architectural competition, focused on Grand Paris, or […]
As part of the Reinventing Paris competition, a Japanese architect plans to build a unique structure complete with 1000 trees in the 17th arrondissement. One of 22 projects selected as winners in the “Réinventer Paris” or “Reinventing Paris” competition, the 1000 trees incentive will see the light between Porte Maillot and Porte des Ternes, in the […]
The City of Paris has finally announced the 22 winners of the “Réinventer Paris” competition, launched in November 2014. The Mayor of Paris Anne Hidalgo recently announced the 22 winning projects of the urban design competition “Réinventer Paris”, or “Reinventing Paris”. A call for projects to rebuild and renovate select spots across the city was […]
Commonly called chambres de bonne — or maids’ rooms — thousands of small properties lie empty under Parisian roofs. The City of Paris plans to buy these spaces and turn them into private or social housing. The City of Paris has turned its attention towards the capital’s roofs, or rather, what lies directly underneath them. […]
The City of Paris delivered the building permit for the Tours Duo project on 22nd September. The asymmetrical towers designed by architect Jean Nouvel will see the light in the French capital in 2020. Chosen during an international competition held by the City of Paris on 24th April 2012, the Ateliers Jean Nouvel will finally […]
In conjunction with the “Reinventing Paris” competition, the City of Paris is looking to refresh its riverbanks. Accordingly, it will launch a new call for innovative projects next month along with Rouen, Le Havre and other riverside towns. Eager to renovate its cityscape, the French capital will soon be the scene of a new project […]
The City of Paris may pedestrianize the area surrounding the Garnier Opera, replacing busy streets and a chaotic crossroads with sprawling gardens. Paris Mayor Anne Hidalgo is considering a proposal to transform the Place de l’Opéra — the square surrounding the Palais Garnier — into a pedestrian zone adorned with greenery and gardens.
Large university campus in the south of Paris and home to 40 residence halls representing 40 different countries, the Cité Universitaire celebrated its 90th birthday this year. It plans to grow in the next five years, adding 10 additional residences by 2020.
The city of Paris is inviting residents and architects to submit proposals for green car-free pedestrian zones on sections of the right bank. In 2014, Paris opened Les Berges de Seine on the left bank, near the Musee d’Orsay. The pedestrian zone is host to a range of activities, from bars and restaurants to rock climbing and urban […]