BIG Joins Kuma, Perrault and EMBT in Designing Stations for the Grand Paris Express Metro

BIG Joins Kuma, Perrault and EMBT in Designing Stations for the Grand Paris Express Metro

BIG and French studio Silvio d'Ascia have been selected to design the new Pont de Bondy metro station in Paris. The station is the latest design to be announced as part of the Société du Grand París’ Grand Paris Express project, which is seeking to modernize the existing transport network through the addition of nearly 200 kilometers of rail lines and a series of architect-designed stations throughout the city.

Of a total of 68 new stations, nine have been labeled as “emblematic,” meaning that they are expected to serve as significant neighborhood nodes within the larger masterplan. The Pont de Bondy station will constitute one of these emblematic projects, joining designs from Kengo Kuma & Associates, Dominique Perrault, Enric Miralles Benedetta Tagliabue (EMBT) and Bordas+Peiro, Agence Duthilleul, and Elizabeth de Portzamparc.

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© Agence Miralles Tagliabue EMBT - Société du Grand Paris / Gare Clichy-Montfermeil (line 16) by Agence Miralles Tagliabue EMBT with Bordas + Peiro Architecte

‘Significant urban projects will emerge along this transport route: new neighborhoods with an array of features including housing, economic activities, university centers and cultural facilities – especially around the strategic, structural points provided by the stations,’ explains the Société du Grand Paris. ‘the idea is to enable business clusters to take root while rebalancing the paris region, opening it up to its more remote, isolated areas.’

© Kengo Kuma & Associates - Société du Grand Paris / Gare Saint-Denis Pleyel (lines 15, 16 and 17) by Kengo Kuma & Associates
© Jean-Marie Duthilleul - Société du Grand Paris / Gare Noisy - Champs (line 15 South) by Agence Duthilleul and Arep

The Pont de Bondy station will be located along Line 15, a ring line that passes through suburban Paris. BIG and Silvio d’Ascia’s design uses a looping form to connect upper and lower levels of the site and to bridge across an adjacent canal.

© Dominique Perrault Architecture - Société du Grand Paris / Station Villejuif Institut Gustave-Roussy (lines 14 and 15 South) by Dominique Perrault Architecture
© Elizabeth de Portzamparc - Société du Grand Paris / Le Bourget RER station (lines 16 and 17) by Elizabeth de Portzamparc

Additionally, the Société du Grand Paris announced the appointment of six further architects for the designs of 10 stations on Line 15, including Grimshaw, Bordas + Peiro, Atelier d'Architecture Brenac-Gonzalez, SCAPE, Vezzoni & Associés and Explorations Architecture.

The complete Grand Paris Express masterplan is expected be completed before 2030.

Courtesy of Grand Paris Express

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Cite: Patrick Lynch. "BIG Joins Kuma, Perrault and EMBT in Designing Stations for the Grand Paris Express Metro" 09 Nov 2016. ArchDaily. Accessed . <> ISSN 0719-8884

© BIG - Silvio d'Ascia - Société du Grand Paris / Gare Pont de Bondy, (line 15 East) par BIG et Silvio d'Ascia


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