A selection of sites led by the mayors of Greater Paris
Invent Greater Paris? This is the challenge that 75 municipalities have set out to meet. In July 2016, the mayors proposed 112 sites.
Each proposed site was visited by an elected representative of the metropolitan area, together with all the partner institutions of the call for projects. Each site was analysed in order to ensure control of land-use, a crucial point, since the sites will be transferred to the most innovative project leaders at the outcome of the consultation process. The selection committee finally selected 60 sites to embody the Metropolis: new districts around the Grand Paris Express stations, unique sites in urban centres, on the riverbanks, uncommon built heritage sites, plots of land located in areas undergoing far-reaching change, etc.
Innovation, the heartbeat of the Call for Projects
The great diversity of the sites makes this an international call for creativity, for all types of talent to contribute to designing the new face of the metropolis: architects, urban planners, developers, investors, start-ups and even associations or citizen community organizations. Because we believe the intermingling of different worlds and skills fosters new ideas, the call for projects is committed to “open innovation”. The parties involved will have the freedom to form groups capable of surprising the jury and compete to come up with unprecedented ideas for mixed uses, architecture and urban planning, for cultural and sports offerings, mobility, logistics and digital technology, exemplary environmental practices, social innovation and the participation of citizens.
Selection criteria for the projects
The juries will assess the projects based on common criteria for all the sites, while incorporating each site’s specific conditions.