Plans Revealed for New Urban District in Paris


Paris, France 12 April 2019

Winners for the competition “Inventer Bruneseau” have been decided. The massive project will convert a 100,000-square-meter brownfield site into a major new urban district by the River Seine in south-east Paris.  The Bruneseau district redevelopment scheme aims to link the Ivry-sur-Seine suburb on the Périphérique to the city of Paris. It will and include 25,000 square meters of offices, nearly 800 housing units and 20,000 square meters of retail.

Youssef Tohmé, Buzzo Spinelli, Hardel Le Bihan and Adjaye Associates are among the winning designers. A David Adjaye-designed 100-meter residential block, called Tour Seine, is one of eight buildings designed by the Hardel Le Bihan-led design team.

David Adjaye said the Invent Bruneseau project will be a “truly transformative development” for the Paris riverfront.” He added: “Its ambition looks to create a unique and sustainable urban response and establish a greater sense of place for future generations. To be part of the winning team… cements our ideology that great design and making places of purpose and function stems from a collection of knowledge, experience and understanding.’

According to competition organizers, the scheme will feature huge public terraces and 65 percent of the energy used will be renewable or reclaimed.

Four developers are behind the scheme: Les Nouveaux Constructeurs, AG Real Estate, Icade, and Nexity.

For more on this story go to the Architects’ Journal.

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