Mairie de Paris
reinventer.paris

reinventer.paris

Competition for innovative urban projects

23 sites offering to all professionals where they can develop their ideas and express their talents.
Anne Hidalgo, Maire de Paris

"Paris has to reinvent itself every moment".

Anne Hidalgo, Mayor of Paris

A city like Paris must be able to reinvent itself at every moment in order to meet the many challenges facing it. Particularly in terms of housing and everything relating to density, desegregation, energy and resilience. It is important in today's world to find new collective ways of working that will give shape to the future metropolis.

We are launching this call for innovative urban projects in order to prefigure what the Paris of tomorrow might be. Each team is invited to present its ideas on how to bring added vitality to exceptional Parisian sites. The winners will then be able to purchase or rent the terrains in order to carry out their projects while simultaneously conducting an urban experiment on an unparalleled scale.

I hope that each team deploys its creativity freely in order to imagine the projects they would like to see realized in the coming years. The teams will consist of original and unconventional groups in which all disciplines can be represented, reinventing our ways of living, working, exchanging and sharing in Paris. 

Surprise us by offering Parisians a new vision of their city, revealing new quarters with a wealth of possibilities!

Les lauréats

  • 02/27/2015
    Data Room
    The information files of each 23 sites of this call for innovative urban projects are accessible in the data room. Only those whose project has been accepted by the City of Paris or its partners will receive login and password.
  • 01/21/2015
    Visit of the bains-douches Castagnary, Paris 15
    Register now for the visit of the bains-douches Castagnary. 
    Registration form available on « sites » tab.
    New visits will be regulary announced
  • 01/16/2015
    Virtual visit of Massena railway, Paris 13
    You can virtually visit the site of Massena railway, click here . 
  • 01/08/2015
    Visit of Morland area, Paris 4
    Register now for the visit of Morland area. 
    Registration form available on « sites » tab.
    New visits will be regulary announced
  • 01/07/2015
    Visit of Ourcq Jaurès area, Paris 19
    Register now for the visit of Ourcq Jaurès area
    Registration form available on « sites » tab.
    New visits will be regulary announced
  • 01/06/2015
    Visit of the Parmentier sub-station, Paris 11
    Register now for the visit of the Parmentier sub-station
    Registration form available on « sites » tab.
    New visits will be regulary announced
  • 01/06/2015
    Visit of the private mansion, Paris 17
    Register now for the visit of private mansion in the 17th arrondissement 
    Registration form available on « sites » tab.
    New visits will be regulary announced
  • 01/06/2015
    Visit of the Ordener plot, Paris 18
    Register now for the visit of the Ordener plot. 
    Registration form available on « sites » tab.
    New visits will be regulary announced
  • 01/05/2015
    Visit of Triangle Eole - Evangile sector, Paris 19
    Register now for the visit of the Triangle Eole - Evangile sector.
    Registration form available on « sites » tab.
    New visits will be regulary announced
  • 01/05/2015
    Visit of Gambetta property, Paris 20
    Register now for the visit of Gambetta property.
    Registration form available on « sites » tab.
    New visits will be regulary announced
  • 01/05/2015
    Visit of the private mansion, Paris 5
    Register now for the visit of the private mansion.
    Registration form available on « sites » tab.
    New visits will be regulary announced
  • 12/10/2014
    Visits of sites
    Register now for visits to Morland, Hôtel de Coulanges, ancien conservatoire (Paris 13) et Poterne des Peupliers. Registration form available on « sites » tab.
    New visits will be regulary announced
  • 11/25/2014
    Meetup day : « 100 startups »
    Join the meetup day “100 startups” organized at the Pavillon de l’Arsenal on Monday, December 8th, from 9:30 am to 2 pm. This meetup is organized as part of the call for projects “Reinventing Paris”.
    Registration for real estate professionals : rsvp@pavillon-arsenal.com 
    startups : reinventerparis@parisregionlab.com 
  • 11/20/2014
    Opening of the new Meet-up space
    Suggest your innovation on this dedicated platform to allow other players to contact you to join or constitute a team.
    Click here to discover the Meet-up space 
  • 11/17/2014
    Real estate meet-up
    On Friday 21th of November, from 8.30 to 12 am at the Pavillon de l’Arsenal, join the Real estate meet-up dedicated to the call for innovative projects “Reinventing Paris”.
    Free registration at matineesimmo@investinparis.com
  • 11/14/2014
    Audience
    Within 10 days, the website www.reinventer.paris has received more than 47.000 visitors; they viewed more than 240.000 pages.

Innovation beyond architectural design

Jean-Louis Missika, Deputy Mayor of Paris in charge of town planning, architecture, the Greater Paris projects, economic development and attractiveness

The "Reinventing Paris" call for projects should enable you to experiment and give concrete shape to the range of innovations that Paris needs. Far from limiting themselves merely to architectural audacity, your projects can address innovation in all its dimensions. The objective is not to innovate on all fronts but to seek out, for each site, the most pertinent type of innovation and reveal cutting-edge solutions.

First of all innovation in terms of usage, designing pluralistic buildings that are adaptable and intelligent. The rapid changes in city life styles call for innovation in ways of living, revealing shared and user-friendly spaces, in ways of working, thanks to co-working, teleworking, incubators of a new kind, and in ways of doing business, with shared showrooms, fablabs and ephemeral shops. Invent new services adapted to the health and ageing demands of Parisians.

Paris is facing massive environmental challenges that call for original solutions. Buildings demonstrate environmental innovation by revolutionizing energy production, consumption and recovery. By interacting intelligently with their block and the whole city, by integrating ecological materials, by experimenting with innovative planting and by achieving the target of "zero waste, zero carbon".

Innovation also means investing in new spaces: basements, roofs, wasteland, the Périphérque and all the abandoned spaces that sometimes represent the future of our metropolis.

Lastly, innovating is just as much doing something different as doing something differently: the whole project design can be a source of innovation. From the make-up of the team to consulting with local residents, from site management to financing. It's up to you to reinvent our ways of building today.

It's up to you!

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