Bruneseau Seine District, Paris

Launched by Semapa in March 2017, the 'Inventer Bruneseau' competition concerns the creation of a 100,000m2 neighbourhood destined to recreate a link between Paris and the eastern suburb of Ivry sur Seine, at the end of the Avenue de France and next to the Quai d'Ivry motorway interchange. The new district is a densely populated, built-up area immediately alongside Paris's boulevard périphérique ringroad, It is organised around a public space that extends the Avenue de France towards Ivry by passing beneath the périphérique. The Bruneseau Seine project proposes a coherent and harmonious architectural sequence, alternating very tall buildings with lower constructions along both this new axis and the Seine. It offers calm, generous and welcoming surroundings, as much for its residential programme as for the offices and retail. In the centre of the neighbourhood is a large hall beneath the périphérique, which houses a food market and a cultural and social programme open to the public. In Michel Kagan's municipal centre, a permanent shared facility is created around the theme of craft and applied art. The housing reunites a mix of generations and re-examines ways of living at high level in Paris.

Paris and Ivry-sur-Seine
Urban area including two high rise buildings around and above Paris' ring road
AG Real Estate, Les Nouveaux Constructeurs, Icade, Nexity
Hardel Le Bihan Architectes, YTAA, Adjaye Associates, Buzzo Spinelli (architectes associés), Bassinet Turquin (paysagiste), Egis (general engineering), Elioth (environmental engineering)
Surface area
International competition 2017. Laureate in march 2019.
timber, concrete
BBCA (Low Carbon Building)
Architectural team
Project manager(s)
Philippe Monjaret (concours, études)
Clément Bertin (concours), Théophile Noyer (concours), Déborah Blaise (concours), Mihaï Buse (concours), Jaafar Chhih (études), Marcello Orlandini (études)
Co-conception High-rise building Housing In progress Ivry-sur-Seine Low carbon Mobility Office Paris Timber construction Urbanism

Logements Gratte-Ciel, Villeurbanne

Coordination In progress Low carbon Mixed use Social housing Timber construction Villeurbanne

Offices Rue Cuvier, Montreuil

Low carbon Montreuil-sous-Bois Office On site Timber construction

Housing Bobigny

Bobigny Co-conception Housing Mixed use On site School Social housing

Montparnasse by Nouvelle AOM

Co-conception High-rise building In progress Low carbon Mixed use Natural ventilation Paris Renovation Urban farming