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Subway : XXL projects in Middle East

While Dubai has the world‘s largest automated metro line, many other cities in the Middle East are carrying out major automated metro projects.

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Subway : Train stations as living spaces

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.

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Subway : The challenge of integrating a metro network in a city

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.

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Subway : Digital from conception to operation

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.

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Subway : Anticipating future technologies

Because of the build time required, metro projects cannot anticipate changes in automation or systems. They must therefore plan to adapt.

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Hydrocarbon-free Stockholm: the 6-point pledge

Sweden’s capital has committed itself to become fossil fuel free by 2040. First imperative: to decarbonise transport.

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Subway : As mobility is changing, so are the networks

If the Grand Paris Express is described in France as the "construction site of the century", other large-scale metro projects are emerging or ongoing around the world, with different requirements and goals.

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In Stockholm, Renault trials new sales channels for its electric vehicles

Electric vehicles demand new sales channels, especially given that their target ownership is first and foremost city-dwellers. In Sweden, Renault has recently opened a store in one of the capital’s shopping malls. It’s an example that is already being emulated.

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Cycle super-highway in the Ruhr

A cycle super-highway four metres wide,…...

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Esprit: interlocking electric vehicles to simplify car-sharing

This European Union project piloted by the French Alternative Energies and Atomic Energy Commission (CEA) in Grenoble seeks to bring about easier-to-arrange car-sharing by using electric cars that can be stacked together to gain space.

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South Korea Dominique Perrault’s Lightwalk will illuminate the heart of Seoul

The French architect was selected as winner of an international competition to design a multimodal transit hub located in one of the South Korean capital’s most upmarket neighbourhoods. Competition judges from the Seoul Metropolitan Government were enraptured by his vision of the gigantic hub as a Land Art Intervention rendered sublime by a walkway of light.

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