The stamped territory, the three routes
Aerial view The stamped territory, the three routes

Paris Nord-Est élargi

Paris Nord-Est (75)

Metropolitan strategy, ongoing

On the large territory of Northeastern Paris, the infrastructures are numerous and omnipresent. This historical legacy originates in geography: the site is nestled in a valley extending from Montmartre to the Romainville Plateau, where the canal and railways were built eastward and northward. Networks don’t run through this land but rather initiate it in a dense and contrasted intermingling where urban planning followed, hence creating as many linear and blended towns.

 

After a ten-year study on a 494.20 acres perimeter running from the Parisian ring road to the Boulevards des Maréchaux, the new 1483 ha perimeter includes the two train stations of Gare du Nord and Gare de l’Est, making up 17% of the French capital land. This new study perimeter is not about size, it’s about a change of perspective. With the integration of the train stations tandem, Northeastern Paris is meant to host the whole of Northern Europe. This overlapping of scales generates striking contrasts: London businessmen run into mummies with strollers on the Gare du Nord Esplanade, the dense urban fabric of the train stations’ neighborhood and the bustling of Barbès adjoin the nonexistence of clusters.

 

On this multi-level exchange territory, the issue raised is less about urban extensions than about metropolitan connectedness and the position of Paris inside the metropolitan system. Paris North Europe is not an urban project but definitely a strategic territory with projects requiring the implementation of a specific process, able to articulate 185.30 acres of mutable sites with the 1 297 acres of an existing city which mutations, although discrete, are nonetheless real.

 

In the Northeast of Paris, the critical need for housing meets with economic development challenges. Seen as a link to strengthen on the Roissy-La Défense axis, the study analyses the opportunities for the implementation of services and logistics on the Paris North Europe perimeter while integrating the strong leisure/culture dimension around the Canal de l’Ourcq. Moreover, in this sector largely devoid of green space, the creation of new major public spaces is a priority.

 

The challenge for tomorrow lies in the successful interweaving of a clear metropolitan positioning with a renewed environment for the Paris North Europe residents.

towards  the 'Plaine Commune' conurbation.
Aerial view of the Gare du Nord and Gare de l'Est (North and East Train Stations), towards the 'Plaine Commune' conurbation.
the metropolitan logic.
Northeastern Paris Metropolitan hamlet, the metropolitan logic.

Territoire d’échanges à tous les niveaux, la question qui se pose relève moins des continuités urbaines que des connexités métropolitaines et de la place de Paris dans le système métropolitain. Paris Nord Europe n’est pas un projet urbain mais bien un territoire stratégique de projets qui requiert la mise en place d’un processus spécifique, capable d’articuler 75ha de sites mutables avec 525ha de ville existante aux mutations d’apparence discrètes mais bien réelles. 

 

Tourisme et logistique
Espaces publics
Economie des flux
Un paysage ouvert
its perimeter (600 hectares or more than 1482 acres) makes it the largest current Parisian project. Its double-pole, with two stations serving 120 million passengers each year, involves the repositioning of Paris inside the Metropolitan Greater Paris.
If Extended Northeastern Paris stays inside the city of Paris, its perimeter (600 hectares or more than 1482 acres) makes it the largest current Parisian project. Its double-pole, with two stations serving 120 million passengers each year, involves the repositioning of Paris inside the Metropolitan Greater Paris.
Extended Northeastern Paris is located at the junction of three full-scale projects supported by the new mandate. The historical Parisian Green belt shall preserve its 'green lung' qualities in order to contribute to an operational regional ecosystem.
The green belt, the innovation bow, the North-South Axis. Extended Northeastern Paris is located at the junction of three full-scale projects supported by the new mandate. The historical Parisian Green belt shall preserve its 'green lung' qualities in order to contribute to an operational regional ecosystem.
Location
Paris, from the Ourcq Canal (19th district) to the railroads of the Gare du Nord (18th district) and 10th district

Project owner
City of Paris, Urban Planning Service (SEMAVIP)

Scope of study
494.2 acres (net surface area) 1400000 m²

Programm
40% homes, 28% offices, 22% businesses and services, 10% facilities

Date
Paris-Nord Est: 2003 - 2012
Paris-Nord Est Elargi: 2013 - Ongoing

Mission
Masterplan. Urban Contractor and architecture of the development zone. Operational follow-up

Partner
Leclercq Associés
BASE
VTIF
BG2I
ACADIE
DE SOLA GORI

Partner 2003-12
Leclercq Associes
Agency TER, landscape design
Saunier & Associates Programs
BET VRD

Team
Marie Taveau (project director), Lucille Greco (project manager), Jerôme Couatarmanach, Bénédicte Papilloud (graphic desiner)

Location
Paris, from the Ourcq Canal (19th district) to the railroads of the Gare du Nord (18th district) and 10th district

Project owner
City of Paris, Urban Planning Service (SEMAVIP)

Scope of study
494.2 acres (net surface area) 1400000 m²

Programm
40% homes, 28% offices, 22% businesses and services, 10% facilities

Date
Paris-Nord Est: 2003 - 2012
Paris-Nord Est Elargi: 2013 - Ongoing

Mission
Masterplan. Urban Contractor and architecture of the development zone. Operational follow-up

Partner
Leclercq Associés
BASE
VTIF
BG2I
ACADIE
DE SOLA GORI

Partner 2003-12
Leclercq Associes
Agency TER, landscape design
Saunier & Associates Programs
BET VRD

Team
Marie Taveau (project director), Lucille Greco (project manager), Jerôme Couatarmanach, Bénédicte Papilloud (graphic desiner)