Kengo Kuma Wins Competition to Design Metro Station in Paris

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Kengo Kuma and Associates has won an international competition to design the new Saint-Denis Pleyel train station in France. Like Enric Miralles Benedetta Tagliabue and Elizabeth de Portzamparc, Kengo Kuma will design one of four stations that will be built as part of the ambitious Grand Paris Express (GPE) project which seeks to modernize the existing transport network and create an automatic metro that will connect new neighborhoods to Paris.

The winning project aims to serve as a multi-level extension of public space that will connect two districts currently separated by the large railway network of the Parisian North station.

Read on to learn more about Kengo Kuma’s winning proposal. 

Wooden Housing Building / JTB.architecture

© Cyrille Lallement

Architects: JTB.architecture
Location: 10 Rue Dezobry, 93200 Saint-Denis,
Area: 936.0 sqm
Year: 2015
Photographs: Cyrille Lallement, Luc Boegly

SFR Headquarters / Jean-Paul Viguier et Associés

© Éric Sempé

Architects: Jean-Paul Viguier et Associés
Location: 93210 ,
Area: 135000.0 sqm
Year: 2013
Photographs: Éric Sempé

High School Jean Lurçat / Mikou Studio

© Florian Kleinefenn

Architects: Mikou Studio
Location: Saint-Denis,
Architect In Charge:
Area: 12000.0 sqm
Year: 2013
Photographs: Florian Kleinefenn

70 Homes in Landy Sud / PetitDidier Prioux Architectes

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Architects: PetitDidier Prioux Architectes
Location: Rue du Landy, , France
Project Manager: Sébastien Perrault
Area: 5,391 sqm
Year: 2013
Photographs: 11h45, Stephan Lucas

Social Housing Units in Saint-Denis / Atelier du Pont

© Luc Boegly

Architects: Atelier du Pont
Location: Saint-Denis,
Architects In Charge: Anne-Cécile Comar, Philippe Croisier, Stéphane Pertusier
Project Managers: Luc Pinsard and François Kharrat
Area: 2,815 sqm
Year: 2013
Photographs: Luc Boegly

Saint Denis Archives Building / Antonini + Darmon Architectes

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Architects: Antonini + Darmon Architectes
Location: Saint Denis, France
Budget: 2,6 M €
Client: SEM Plaine Commune
Area: 1,562 sqm
Year: 2013
Photographs: Courtesy of Antonini + Darmon Architectes

Saint Denis Housing / Ateliers O-S architectes

© Cecile Septet

Architects: Ateliers O-S architectes
Location: , France
Project Team: Vincent Baur, Guillaume Colboc, Gaël Le Nouëne, Aurelie Louesdon
Area: 2,480 sqm
Year: 2012
Photographs: Cecile Septet

Commissariat of Police in France / X-TU

© JM Monthiers

Architects: X-TU – Anouk Legendre & Nicolas Desmazieres
Location: Saint-Denis,
Design Team: Roel Dehoorne, Gaelle Leborgne, Melanie Bury, Ingrid Manger
Client: Ministery of Interior
Cost: 5,790,000 € TTC with tax
Total Floor Area: 3,857 sqm shon
Engineering: Estair L. Labrousse
Photographs: JM Monthiers

Tino School / AAVP Architecture

© Luc Boegly

Architects: AAVP Architecture
Location: ,
Project Year: 2011
Project Area: 7,070 sqm
Photographs: Luc Boegly

SFR Headquarters / Jean-Paul Viguier Architecture

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Jean-Paul Viguier has produced this design for the SFR Headquarters in , , a 130,000 sq. meter facility that will house four sectors of offices along a single spine. The building is scheduled for completion in 2013.

More on this project after the break.