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02/12/2019 Comments (0) Views: 36 Environment, Real Estate, Technology

In the middle of Paris, a former SNCF site is being recycled into a zero-carbon district

By 2024, a new neighbourhood will be created on the former railway depot of La Chapelle in the 18th arrondissement of Paris. The project is located in the area of Ordener-Poissonniers and will transform a former depot of Espaces Ferroviaires (a subsidiary of the SNCF) into a luxury eco-district.

Like many European cities, Paris tries to find the right balance between the fight against greenhouse gas emissions, the animation of local life and the quality of life of its inhabitants. And like many cities, Paris focuses on eco-districts. New project to date: the Ordener-Poissonniers development project. A land of 3.7 ha belonging to the SNCF, whose redevelopment will be mixed-use. The focus: conserve the industrial heritage of the premises by injecting an ecosystem that respects the environment.

Managed by the Emerige/Ogic group, associated with the architect Christian Biecher and the landscape designers of SLA, the goal of the creators is to create “an open and connected neighbourhood, with sustainable mobility and positive biodiversity together with 7,000 square meters of preserved heritage buildings”. The project proposes to cover at least 94% of the energy consumption by renewable sources and to provide domestic heating by a data centre. It will also include wooden buildings, a district heat loop and cool Islands.

  • Ordener Poissoniers © SLA
  • Ordener Poissoniers © SLA
  • Ordener Poissoniers © SLA
  • Ordener Poissoniers © SLA
  • Ordener Poissoniers © SLA
  • Ordener Poissoniers © SLA
  • Ordener Poissoniers © SLA

Revitalising the north of Paris

To the expected 36,500m2 of housing, including 50% of social housing, will be added 13,800m2 of offices, 6,800m2 of shops, 5,000m2 of co-working space, a 5,000m2 youth hostel, an MK2 cinema, a design school (run by the School of Decorative Arts Camondo) and an incubator for start-ups. Espaces Ferroviaires also plans to develop a 1ha public garden and to upgrade 7,000m2 of heritage buildings. These preserved halls will cater for a food court of about 3,000m2, with a food market, performance halls or a business incubator.

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