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SOM Selected to Design Green Masterplan for Eastern Paris

Posted On: Mar 13, 2018   |   Posted By: Arch Daily

SOM Selected to Design Green Masterplan for Eastern Paris

Courtesy of SOM
Chicago -based Skidmore, Owings and Merrill have won an international competition for the design of an enhanced urban district in Charenton-Bercy, on the eastern edge of Paris. Working with a team of urbanists, landscape designers and community think tanks, SOM have proposed a highly connected urban landscape incorporating a 180-meter energy efficient tower , and contemporary rotunda serving as a virtual reality hub.
Courtesy of SOM
Formerly an industrial zone, and constrained by high-speed rail tracks, motorways, and the River Seine, the SOM-led urban strategy envisions a vibrant mixed-use neighborhood forming a gateway to Eastern Paris. A range of living options for all ages, shopping and leisure centers, and a new primary school all allude to SOM 's goal of creating one of the first urban districts with WELL Community Standard accreditation. Similarly, a strong sustainability agenda will include greywater recycling, rainwater harvesting and a smart electricity grid. One-third of...

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