Réinventer.paris has announced the 23 winners chosen to develop architectural projects in Paris, including designs by Sou Fujimoto, David Chipperfield, and DGT Architects. Réinventer.paris is an urban initiative launched to give designers the power to rethink and reshape the way that Parisians live, work, and play. Located on various sites chosen by Mayor Anne Hidalgo, each project successfully creates a sense of liveliness and embodies what the future of Paris might be. The call for submissions was answered with ideas about innovation, cutting edge-solutions to environmental problems, and intelligent design.
David Chipperfield’s design, realized in collaboration with Calq Architecture and Olafur Eliasson, is situated within a site that displays a historic fifty meter high building. This building, which offers an unbroken 180 degree panorama view of Paris, also stands on the banks of the Siene. Once complete, Chipperfield’s integrated mixed-use design will include an inhabitable instillation, housing, a hostel, offices, retail, hotel facilities, and a grocery store. Paris-based Michel Desvigne also collaborated with Chipperfield and designed the landscape features.
Japan-based Sou Fujimoto in collaboration with Oxo Architects and Philippe Starck designed a building to be constructed in the “perishing” plot. The existing site locates a car park and bus station. Fujimoto’s design aims to create a cradle of biodiversity within the city with their architectural model called “A Thousand Trees”. The goal is for these trees and this building to become the new symbol of urbanism in France.
See all 23 sites and their designers below.
Hotel de Coulanges: Sahug & Katchoura - François Chatillon Architecture
Sous-station Voltaire: Oliver Palatre Architects with Atelier Roberta
Ancien Conservatorie: Pablo Katz Architecture
Gare Masséna: Lina Ghotmeh / DGT Architects
Paris Rive Gauche: Xtu Architects
Poterne Des Peupliers: AAVP Architecture - Vinvent Parreria with Antonio Virga Archtiects, Patric Blanc, and Paul Arene
Edison: Manuelle Gautrand Architecture
Italie: L35 Architects with ORY & Associates
Bains Douches Castagnary: Red Architecture
Clichy Batigtnolles: PCA - Philippe Chiambaretta Architect
Pitet Curnonsky: Nicolas Laisne* Architects with Bassinet and Turquin
Bessieres: AR Architecture with Christian Delecluse
Ternes-Villers: Jacques Ferrier Architecture with Chartier Dalix Architects, SLA Paysagistes, & Splann
Ordener: Hubert & Roy Architects with Florence Mercier
Ourcq Juares: Clara Simay with Link Architects, Melanie Drevet, and Philippe Pieger
Triangle Eole - Evangile: TVK with OLM
Gambetta: Atelier Secousses Architects with Fabre-Speller Architects
Buzenval: Studios d'architecture Ory and Associates
Piat: VSA - Vincent Saulier Architects with Choreme
Perishing Plot: Sou Fujimoto with Oxo Architects and Philippe Starck
Morland: David Chipperfield with Calq Architecture, Olafur Eliasson, Studio Other Spaces and Michel Desvigne
Hotel Particulier: Perrot & Richard Architects with Atelier Paul Arne, Pierre-Alexandre Risser Horticulture & Gargens and Studio Ramy