2024 will be the landmark year of two major events that will put the Greater Paris in the spotlight throughout the world: the hosting of the Olympic and Paralympic Games and the coming of the Grand Paris Express, Europe’s largest infrastructure project. These two events reveal the ambitions for the metropole’s territories: a dynamic, inclusive and connected Greater Paris, fostering the emergence of new inhabited districts.
The Dugny-Le Bourget-La Courneuve zone has been designed to accommodate the Cluster des Médias (Media Cluster): The Bourget’s Parc des Expositions will host the Centre Principal des Médias (Main Media Centre), and the Village des Médias (Media Village) will lodge thousands of journalists for the event. The zone will also accommodate volleyball and sport-shooting events, respectively within the Bourget Parc des Sports (Sports Park), and on La Courneuve’s Terrain des Essences.
The Olympic event is both an asset and a first milestone that gives the opportunity to initiate and perpetuate the project, in order for it to leave both a spatial and a mental legacy in the Greater Paris. The international scale of the event also allows for the demonstration of French know-how in terms of the creation of public spaces, the preservation of biodiversity, the promotion of urban and architectural quality through new constructions.
On this occasion, the Cluster des Médias’ ZAC urban project, arranged by SOLIDEO develops three major ambitions:
Projet urbain Cluster des Médias
Dugny, Le Bourget et La Courneuve, France
Livraison 2024 (Village des médias)
Livraison 2027 (Parc des sports en version héritage)
TVK (architectes urbanistes mandataires), OLM (paysagistes), BASE (paysagistes), Urban Eco (écologue), Igrec (BET VRD), Sephia (BET hydraulique), C&E (BET structure et ouvrages d’art), RR&A (expert mobilité), ACCEO (BET accessibilité handicapés), Ville Ouverte (programmation urbaine), Duval Conseil (stratégie immobilière), ON (éclairagiste), B-Headroom (signalétique)
Caroline Desile (directrice de projet), Vincent Hertenberger (directeur de projet), Emmanuelle Halbout (cheffe de projet), Laurène Cendrey, Irati Lasa Amo, Agathe Lavielle, Johannes Meinzer, Lucas Meliani, Étienne Mervelet, Maria Salmatzidou, Lucie Tifrouin, Erik Vallauri, Raphaël Videcoq
Opening-up the territories
The project, developed over an area of around 80 hectares, allows for the forging of a physical and mental link between the territories by directly connecting Le Bourget to the city of Dugny, thanks notably to a new crossing of the A1 motorway. On Le Bourget’s side, the Parc des Sports du Bourget takes advantage of the Olympic event to be redeveloped in a true life-park for the inhabitants. On Dugny’s side, the Village des Médias will accommodate worldwide journalists before becoming three new inhabited and equipped districts.
Pursuing the Dugny’s “ville-parc” (“park-city”) at Le Bourget
Set in an exceptional landscape, the project is based on a strategy of networking open spaces, to open up the territories and offer new support routes for innovative mobility, from Dugny to Le Bourget. In direct contact with the Georges Valbon park and the Aire des Vents, the project proposes to continue the "park-city", a model that promotes the quality of urban life by propagating contacts between nature and built spaces, specifically by the development of views and the intense revegetation of public and private spaces. Thus, the project promotes a discontinuous urban fabric, and develops urban morphologies adapted according to the situations, orientation and topography. While the territory is under high pressure, the project is committed to significantly increasing the areas of nature and parks for the direct benefit of the inhabitants.
Supporting an approach of environmental excellence
At a time when environmental challenges are higher than ever, the Media Cluster project supports a very important ecological ambition. It aims at translating into action the approach of environmental excellence carried by the client, SOLIDEO. Inscribed in a site with high stakes, the project preserves and strengthens ecological continuities. It is thus developing innovative strategies in terms of carbon efficiency, the development of soft mobility, the energy consumption of buildings and the preservation of life in urban space. These strategies are deployed both at territorial and urban scales, in the development of public space and in the design of new constructions, in order to build a more sustainable and resilient city.