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Learn More About the EuropaCity Development in the Outskirts of ParisWednesday 8 August 2018
Learn More About the EuropaCity Development in the Outskirts of Paris ⇒ EuropaCity is a business and tourism district worth £2.74 billion. This exceptional development is a master plan organised by the renowned Danish architecture practice, Bjarke Ingels Group (BIG) and is set to open in 2024, right in time for the Olympic Games. Located on the outskirts of Paris, Europacity will be comprised of eight astonishing buildings plus an exhibition hall by BIG. Numerous architecture firms battle it out in a fierce and competitive contest to see who would be responsible for the design of this amazing buildings. Today, CovetED reveals the big winners and a bit of what will be the function of each one.
Concert hall by Hérault Arnod Architectes
The 7,000-seat concert hall will be comprised of a series of horizontal and incline levels. Its roof is supported by slim white columns and atop it, circular canopies will house yet another space. The Hérault Arnod Architectes will be responsible for the development of this project.
Contemporary Circus by Clément Blanchet Architecture
Clément Blanchet Architecture will be developing this contemporary development. This space will be opened at ground level and will be connected with a plaza and a platform level that can seat around 1,500 people. This development exudes a sense of nostalgia due to its roof stretching structure between tent poles of varying heights.
Cultural centre by UNStudio
The proficient Dutch architectural practice, UNStudio will be in charge of building this unique center, dedicated to the 7th art of the world, which will be highlighting three intertwined volumes of weathering steel. It will be comprised of a cinema and a “cultural laboratory” with both indoor and outdoor screens.
Five-star hotel by Atelier COS
For the five-star hotel, Atelier COS, a specialized Parisian architecture firm Atelier, was selected to design it having the agricultural history of the region in mind. According to the architects, this hospitality venue will feature “fireflies, rooftop fields and a bamboo-covered atrium”.
Four-star hotel and convention centre by AAVP Architecture
The Paris-based entity AAVP Architecture will oversee the design of this hotel and convention centre. The conference space will be encircled by a ring of slim vertical louvres that the architects describe as “exoskeleton of a sleeping mythical animal”. In the case of the 500-room hotel, it will feature a series of house-like gabled roofs.
Four-star hotel and children’s cultural centre by Franklin Azzi Architecture
Franklin Azzi Architecture will be responsible for the design of the 400-room hotel and cultural centre for children. The Parisian firm has thought of a glazed facade that looks out over a plaza and a park. At the same time, the upper levels of the building will be covered in greenery and shaped like mountain peaks.
Three-star hotel by Atelier(s) Alfonso Femia
The multi-story building will be designed by Italian architecture firm, Atelier(s) Alfonso Femia. The 3* star hotel will have a glazed facade under a humpback roof.
Water park hotel by Chabanne Architecte
Having a water park within its property, this exceptional hotel will be designed by Chabanne Architecte, a proficient firm based in Paris and Lyon. The project will have towers that “rise like eroded canyon walls” above a cluster of pools, water slides and waterfalls, following the “rolling hills” concept of Bjarke Ingles Group’s master plan.
All in all, the EuropaCity project will have “Rolling Hills” as its main concept and according to BIG, “EuropaCity will offer on an unprecedented scale a mix of retail, culture and leisure around a defining theme: Europe, its diversity, its urban experiences and its cultures.” To conclude, the leading architecture group will be designing the exhibition hall that forms a pedestrian gateway to the development.
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