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Paris has evolved from the small island of Île de la Cité into an expansive metropolis extending beyond the twentieth arrondissement. Alongside many historical buildings, there is a strong focus on developing car-free streets, green climate-adapted urban environments, world-class university buildings, and experiments with rammed earth construction.

Explore These Architectural and Urban Development Themes in Paris

  • Transformation: Old buildings are repurposed for modern use, such as a sustainable construction project by Eiffage Construction. 

  • Public Housing: Modern solutions in housing complexes, like the transformation of 530 dwellings by Lacaton & Vassal, enhancing quality and comfort for residents.

  • The Green City / Circular Urban Development: The Clichy-Batignolles eco-district in the 17th arrondissement integrates green spaces and sustainability into urban development.

  • Natural Building Materials: The use of natural materials like rammed earth and wood can be seen in various locations in Paris, such as in a nursery. 

  • Athletes Village: Designed by Dominique Perrault, the Athletes Village is a modern residential area for Olympic athletes that will transform into a family neighborhood after the games.

  • Restoration: The Grand Palais will host Olympic events following an extensive restoration that preserves the building's historical integrity.

Paris in Transformation: The 2024 Olympics

Paris is preparing for the 2024 Olympic and Paralympic Games with extensive transformations. The city’s strategy focuses on:

  • Utilizing existing infrastructures and creating temporary facilities.

  • Minimizing climate and environmental impact through green initiatives and recycled materials.

  • Upgrading well-known venues such as Stade de France and Roland-Garros.

  • Using recycled materials in temporary facilities, such as archery at Invalides and beach volleyball at the Eiffel Tower.

For more information and details on specific attractions, contact us to arrange a guided 2 to 3 days program. 

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