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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.
The long awaited completion of the billion-euro project revamping the Forum des Halles, central Paris’ underground shopping hub, has been marred by detractors criticizing its aesthetic and construction faults. The current Mayor of Paris, Anne Hidalgo, was joined by former Mayor Bertrand Delanoë in the unveiling of the renovated Forum des Halles shopping complex on […]
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 […]
A unique building project whose apartments will be free of co-ownership fees is scheduled for completion in 2018. This will allow units to be 30% cheaper than normal. The future building is one of 22 projects selected as part of the Reinventing Paris competition. A new real estate project called Edison Lite is expected for […]
A French architect plans to build prefab apartments on top of existing buildings in Paris. Aside from being eco-friendly, these properties would cost 40% less than market price. French architect Stéphane Malka wants to solve the housing crisis by creating prefab apartments and placing them on top of existing property in Paris. Nestled on top […]
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.