Five Indian city planners and architects are training in five French architecture practices.
India’s government launched its ambitious Smart City Mission in 2015, with support from France. The mission envisions incentivising cities to take charge of their own ‘smart’ development and become demonstrator smart cities. Almost one hundred pilot cities have so far been selected to implement solutions for sustainable and inclusive development.
The Parisian architecture practice set up a design studio in New Delhi in 2014 and is seen as a pioneer. Yet India’s market offers many opportunities across a diverse range of sectors.
While Dubai has the world‘s largest automated metro line, many other cities in the Middle East are carrying out major automated metro projects.
The French Ambassador to India explains the 100 smart Cities mission and advices to the French companies to participate to the transformation of this great country.
The project for the 2nd largest tower in Taiwan was awarded in late 2017 to the Franco-Brazilian architect who imagined a "vertical district" interconnected to the city. The culmination of long years of experimentation with "link architecture".
With its Public Culture and Arts Centre in the Bao’an district of Shenzhen, architecture practice Coldefy & Associates gains a foothold in China.
The company, a joint venture between Veolia and Majid Al Futtaim, the Middle Eastern facilities management specialist, won three RetrofitTech 2018 Awards at the 4th RetrofitTech UAE Summit held in Dubai on 10-11 April 2018.
The huge contract to design and build both an island off the coast of Hong Kong and the waste treatment plant that will stand upon it - worth 3.3 billion euros - was awarded to Belgian company Keppels Seghers.
To become a “smart nation”, the city-state does not skimp on ambitions or means. French industrialists and researchers come, in increasing numbers, to test their innovations here.