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Snøhetta-led team wins large-scale architectural competition for Grand Paris development

Oct 23, 2017

Together with Baumschlager Eberle, Chaix & Morel et Associés, Ateliers 2/3/4/, MARS architectes, Maud Caubet Architectes and Moreau Kusunoki, Snøhetta has been awarded 1st prize for the proposal for Les Lumières Pleyel, a large-scale and mixed-use development project located in the Pleyel district of St. Denis, France. 

The project, which comprises a 176 000m2 mixed-use area, also includes two Snøhetta-designed high-rises and a 7,000m2 park at the heart of the site. 

Les Lumières Pleyel is situated between the Stade de France and the docks of Saint-Ouen. The area runs along the existing Northern Europe railroad and will be strategically placed next to the largest station of the Grand Paris Express metro, Saint-Denis Pleyel. Hence, Les Lumières Pleyel will become an important crossroad for commuters and residents, and will transform the current industrial area and increase the future attractiveness of St. Denis. 

“We are very proud to be a part of this strong, international team of architects contributing to such an important development project for the Parisian region. Together we have developed a creative and cross-disciplinary proposal which favors diversity and innovation, says Snøhetta founding partner Kjetil Trædal Thorsen.

The architectural team is represented by Sogelym-Dixence and the project is a part of the extensive Grand Paris development project which comprises a total of 51 projects that will transform the Parisian region. Les Lumières Pleyel is one of the largest projects of the initiative launched by formed president Nicolas Sarkozy some ten years ago. The project is expected to be completed between 2023 and 2028.

Snøhetta-led team wins large-scale architectural competition for Grand Paris development