Célia Blauel describes the policies in place for Paris to achieve carbon neutrality by 2050. The Paris councillor, in charge of the environment, mentions the will of the city to reign back on the concessions it made in terms of energy and to continue the struggle by locally elected officials for greater energy decentralisation.
The director general of Adivbois explains the objectives and aims of the Wood Buildings for Living competition which allowed to launch 13 projects in twenty-four places and 12 high-rise wood buildings projects.
Woodrise, the first ‘International Congress on Hi-Rise Wood Buildings’ took place in Bordeaux on 12-15 September 2017.
More digital, multimodal, open to the city, metro stations have mutated from walk-through places into living spaces, with a new architectural ambition. A trailblazer in this area, Etienne Tricaud, former president of Arep, talks about the increased importance of the architectural dimension when designing metro stations.
Whether located underground or on viaducts, the new metro system meets the different requirements of the operators as well as technical constraints. 25 km long and serving 15 stations, the planned metro for the Colombian capital will run on a U-shaped viaduct allowing rapid construction.
The digital revolution affects all the components of a metro network: from BIM design to new mobile services even accessible in tunnels. The ‘Société du Grand Paris’, the company that is project managing the future metro station in the Ile-de-France region, has asked from all the project partners that they use a Building Information Modelling (BIM) approach, thus trailblazing new professional standards.
Because of the build time required, metro projects cannot anticipate changes in automation or systems. They must therefore plan to adapt.
Using a building’s individual data file, this Paris-based SME is optimising real estate management through complete digitisation. It aggregates and analyses existing data to detect and assess potential cost and energy savings.
Boosted by strong demand for electric public transport, the French designer and manufacturer of smart batteries for urban mobility is creating an industrial facility in Poitiers and recruiting 300 staff.
AFEX, the Association of French Architects for Export, unveiled the ten projects selected for the 2018 edition of its Grand Prix AFEX at MIPIM in Cannes. It will announce the winning entry on 24 May during the Venice Architecture Biennale.
From Santiago, Chile to the suburbs of Chengdu in China, via Monaco and Paris, Engie’s subsidiary sells its know-how all over the world. Its strength: combining 3D modelling, geographic data management and simulation software publishing – helping to build the city in all its dimensions.
The ability to work with urbanisation options that can anticipate risks from climate-driven factors specific to a particular neighbourhood is the major urban planning innovation offered by French start-up Climate City.
Connected, sustainable, but also inclusive: the cities of tomorrow are springing up each and every day, right across France. At the forefront are the 21 industrial demonstrators of urban sustainability where the French state, local communities and private firms are trialling the most innovative solutions. So that the “smart city – French style” can take its place amongst great French exports on the world stage.
Experts in city biodiversity, the founders of the XTU architectural firm are working hard to design a "sober, dense and resilient" metropolis of the future. From Gyeonggi in South Korea to San Francisco in California, they showcase French architectural innovation.
Designer of the new Gangnam station in Seoul, the French architect explains the details of Lightwalk and its similarities between the Villejuif-Institut Gustave Roussy station on the future Grand Paris Express.
The French architect - a very visible presence in New York with buildings such as One 57 and the LVMH and Prism Towers - explains how the acquisition of air rights helps ensure greater architectural quality at ground level.
The Nantes-based land developer is expanding its activities to include backing new urban developments in metropolitan areas. Already present in Rennes, Bordeaux and since September, Paris, the firm is now touching down in Casablanca.
Lead, stakeholders, projects… each industrial demonstrator or urban sustainability is explained by way of identification card.
Rêve de Scènes Urbaines (RSU)n the industrial demonstrator at Plaine Commune, works ont the building of a city that is sustainable and inclusive but also adaptable, within the existing urban fabric.