Mairie de Paris


The purpose of this Call for Innovative Urban Projects is to select innovative urban projects or constructions with a view to their practical implementation in the short term in the Paris area. The intention is that these projects should be developed on sites identified within the framework of this call for projects.
These sites form a diverse supply of land and housing, spread over the Paris area and rapidly available. They comprise land and property owned by the City or its partners - social housing landlords or developers. For each of them, a specific procedure will be implemented so that the winning innovative project can be brought to fruition. For the sake of convenience, in the remainder of this document, the term “assignment of rights” means transfer of full ownership, assignment of real rights or any right to the construction volume resulting from either an emphyteutic lease or any other scheme intended to dissociate the building from the land.

The proposed urban innovation will need to cover both content and form. For the content, innovative responses should be provided in terms of project content, programme and technical specificities. The form relates to proposed procedures, management methods, the form of partnerships and consultation, management procedures for deadlines and different project phases, and financing arrangements.

In this regard, the Call for Innovative Urban Projects aims to encourage the grouping together of urban actors in the development of a project. From project genesis to implementation, the aim is to bring together different actors whether investors, architects, project owners, prime contractors, operators, users, researchers, artists, designers, start-ups, etc., to answer this call and turn the project into a reality.

Innovation, in the sense of “doing better and differently”, must run through the entire project design from its genesis to its commissioning.
It encompasses:
the project design;
the participation of Parisians in the project design;
the composition of the “project team”;
the programme;
the architecture;
respect for the environment, energy and biodiversity;
dialogue and relationships with residents and users;
the integration of projects into their environment and the opening of buildings to the public space;
building processes and materials;
site management (social integration clauses, clean site approach);
services rendered after delivery;
arrangements for future management and operation.