Auteur :

Paul Lecroart

Summary :

  • Ambition, goals and scale of development
  • Before Paris Rive Gauche : planning Paris and cialis sales the Region, redevelopment strategies and indian cialis opportunities
  • The concept : an integrated Parisian district on a raised level
  • The framework of project (ZAC) and the public developer (SEMAPA)
  • Implementing the plan : public debate, the market and real viagra online political change
  • Living, working & creating in PRG today and buy cialis without prescription tomorrow : Tolbiac, Austerlitz and real propecia Massena quarters
  • Lessons from the project
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Paris Bio-park; industrial ‘hotel’ reconverted into a center for mature biotech businesses.- Photo : Source :

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Paris Rive Gauche. 3rd Millenium area of culture, research and education?. Learning from a mega project

September 2006

Paris Rive Gauche (1990-2020) is one of the most outstanding urban developments in the Paris Region aiming to focus on regional development towards the East. Along the banks of the Seine, on the edge of the City, a series of railtracks are being covered since the mid-'90s to make way for a new mix-use dense urban district around the French National Library. Despite early difficulties, the site is being gradually developed in an area for housing, business, research, education and culture, with the new Paris Biopark devoted to mature biotech firms and a new university campus imbedded in the urban and social fabric. Whether the blend is succeeding is a matter of debate, but this is strongly related to the project's governance and organization.

The presentation shows the historical and planning context and gives an insight into the urban design, the delivery -backed by strong public agency, and the public participation on the project. It also draws some lessons from its achievements and drawbacks.

This presentation on Paris Rive Gauche was first shown and debated in Amsterdam at the International Lecture Series (Autumn 2006) "Strategic projects as leverage for transition to the 21st-century urban region" organized by the Foundation for Lectures on Intensive and Multiple Land Use (sLIM), founded by the Dutch Council on Tall Buildings and the Ministry of Housing, Spatial Planning and the Environment).

IAU île-de-France wishes to thank Gilles de Montmarin, SEMAPA (Société d'Économie Mixte d'Aménagement de la Ville de Paris) ; Pierre Micheloni, APUR (Atelier Parisien d'Urbanisme) ; Fabrice Piault (Tam-Tam association) ; Willem Salet, University of Amsterdam (Amsterdam Institute for Metropolitan and International Development Studies, AMIDSt).

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Paris Rive Gauche

  • Area: 130 ha (26 ha covered railyards)
  • Floor space by 2015: 2,200,000 sq m
    • Offices: 700,000 sq m
    • Housing: 430,000 sq m (about 5,000 units)
    • Facilities: 662,000 sq m including: -National Library: 250,000 sq m-University: 210,000 sq m
    • Other commercial uses: 405,000 sq m
    • Public parks : 9.8 ha
  • Gross floor area ratio: 1.7 (net : 3)
  • People by 2015: 15,000 residents, 30,000 academics & 60,000 jobs
  • Time scale: 1990-2015

The developer: SEMAPA

Public partnership, private status

  • Ville de Paris: 57% of shares
  • SNCF French Railways: 20%
  • French State: 5%
  • Ile-de-France Region: 5%
  • other: 1%

Tasks :

  • Buying the land & creating infrastructure
  • Master planning + architectural projects
  • Selling the building rights