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Montparnasse in  5-lignes.

Brief :
I would like to share some obvious ideas that came to me after visiting the post-competition show at Pavillon Arsenal last week.

in text :

Paris, 17th of July 2019

Abandoning the so — called commercial centres in the urban tissue.

Putting them down! Getting rid of the junk space surfaces that live in the city, but without any affection or feelings towards it.

Recreating cities in the cities.

Thinking about pedestrians and not the vehicles.

Forgetting the concrete. Just a little bit.

Finally, planting some trees. In this case 2000.

The winners of the ‘new’ Maine-Montparnasse project in Paris were announced last Thursday at Pavillon d’Arsenal.
It is a team of architects including Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners who have won the competition to re-build the district around the Tour Montparnasse.

in photos: 

dating from 2016



Pavillon Arsenal, Paris, 2019



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