Clichy-Batignolles (Paris 17th)

A new urban quality for northwest Paris
Clichy-Batignolles en 2017 © Sergio Grazia
La palette de couleurs du parc Martin Luther King à l'automne © Sergio Grazia
Le secteur ouest de Clichy-Batignolles en construction. © Sergio Grazia
Tribunal de Paris. © Sergio Grazia
Le parc Martin Luther King © Sergio Grazia
Le lot o1 sur la rue Cardinet © Sergio Grazia

The scale and ambition of the Clichy-Batignolles eco-district makes it one of the top ongoing urban projects in the Paris area. It's unfolding on 54 hectares at the former SNCF rail yard in the north of the Batignolles neighbourhood (Paris 17th arrondissement). This mixed-use area centres around Martin Luther King Park, one of Paris's largest, and has all the ingredients of a city unto itself. The architecture of the buildings maximises the benefits of the park, the railway landscape and opportunities to build apartment buildings up to 50m high.

In the north sector of the site, the obstacle of the ring road is reduced, making way for a new metropolitan hub centred on the emblematic 160m-high Paris Courthouse designed by the architect Renzo Piano.

Information Centre :

155 bis rue Cardinet, Paris 17th

Closed until further notice

Urban project management :

François Grether (architect, urban planning coordinator), Jacqueline Osty (landscape architect), OGI (engineering consultants)

Before / After


  • Clichy-Batignolles info chantier

    Paris & Métropole Aménagement réalise des travaux pour le réaménagement complet du boulevard de Douaumont : requalifications du boulevard et des trottoirs et création d'une piste cyclable en double sens sur trottoir.

  • Clichy-Batignolles actualité

    Au nord de l’écoquartier Clichy-Batignolles, la Porte de Clichy poursuit sa métamorphose.

  • Clichy-Batignolles info chantier

    Ce nouveau bâtiment lauréat de l'appel à projets « Réinventer Paris » est en cours de construction à la Porte de Clichy, devant le gymnase Biancotto.

Timeline and programme

National facilities
Park 10 ha

Judicial pole

Paris Courthouse
Regional Headquarters of the Judicial police
Head office of the Paris Bar Association
Cité du Théâtre Odéon – Théâtre de l’Europe
Comédie Française
French National Academy of Dramatic Arts 
Culture/entertainment  Cinema 7-screen multiplex 
Community centre
Public transport
Existing Metro lines M13, M2, M3, M14
Transilien line L
Tramway T3b
Housing (200,000 sq.m.) 3,400 units
50% social housing
30% owner housing
20% capped rent housing
Office space  140,000 sq. m.
Shops, culture and recreational facilities 31,000 sq. m.
Public facilities 38,000 sq. m.
3 crèches
1 childcare centre
3 school complexes
1 maternal and child health centre
2 gyms
1 community centre
1 nursery school

A benchmark for sustainable development

The eco-district embraces the ambitious Climate and Biodiversity plans of the City of Paris and its policies for ensuring Housing for All, reducing the use of cars and providing major urban services. The neighbourhood now has the first Parisian smart grid as part of the CoRDEES* project, funded through a call for proposals from the European Union. And, in 2020, it became one of the earliest projects to receive Stage 4 ÉcoQuartier certification.**

See the brochure

* CoRDEES : Co-Responsibility in District Energy Efficiency & Sustainability. Pilot project focusing on the energy performance of the west sector, led by the City of Paris in partnership with Paris & Métropole Aménagement, the companies EMBIX and Une Autre Ville, and the engineering school MINES ParisTech through its research centre for energy efficiency of systems.

** Stage 4 ÉcoQuartier : Label awarded by the Ministry of Territorial Cohesion and Relations with Local Authorities at the end of a four-stage process (design, construction, delivery, confirmation).

Environmental strategies

The Clichy-Batignolles eco-district is a model of sustainable urban development. It implements the objectives of the City of Paris in terms of functional and social diversity, energy efficiency, reduction of greenhouse gases, biodiversity and water management.

  • The insulation and bioclimatic design of the buildings lower heating needs to 15 kWh/sqm/year (equivalent to the German Passivhaus standard for passive houses) and air conditioning in commercial buildings.

  • Geothermal energy : The heating network (heating and hot water) gets 85% of its power from renewable geothermal energy. 

    Photovoltaic electricity : 35,000 sqm of photovoltaic panels on roofs provide 40% of the eco-district's electricity consumption.


  • Martin Luther King Park, private space inside blocks as well as roofs emphasise vegetation to address major environmental issues of urban areas. The area's green spaces are places to relax in the busy city. They also serve as ecological bridges for numerous species and as the means for natural management of rainwater with infiltration systems and for cooling of the air through plant transpiration.

    - 6,500 sqm of green spaces have been created inside housing blocks.
    - 26,000 sqm of green roofs, including 8,000 sqm accessible.
    - Martin Luther King Park with 10 ha of nature serves as an urban air conditioner.

  • With 500 different species and the variety of its environments, Martin Luther King Park is a haven of biodiversity. Its surface area, the omnipresence of water and the evapotranspiration of plants make it a true urban air conditioner. A wet ditch participates in the natural management of rainwater. A biotope basin where rainwater is collected and naturally treated, covers 40% of the park's watering. Foggers help cool the atmosphere in summer.

  • The eco-district limits by design the movement of private cars and trucks and reduces travel distances. Besides the public transport hub serving the new neighbourhood, soft mobility is everywhere and made easy by the park connecting neighbourhoods and new 30 kph zones.


  • Vacuum waste collection, quiet and clean, reduces emissions by eliminating waste collection vehicles and compacting waste before disposal.

    Manufacturing, technical activities and logistics for Paris are located close to the ring road and railroad (waste sorting centre, concrete plant, freight).


Interactive map

Porte de Clichy - immersion 3D


  • Clichy-Batignolles

    Clichy-Batignolles's brochure

    01.07.2020 Plaquettes professionnelles 5.3 MB

  • Clichy-Batignolles

    Projet CoRDEES, lessons learned

    04.11.2019 Plaquettes professionnelles 12.85 MB

  • Clichy-Batignolles

    Hors-série AA' - Février 2019

    24.02.2019 Plaquettes professionnelles 6.88 MB

  • Clichy-Batignolles

    The Eco-District - Press kit

    23.11.2018 Plaquettes professionnelles 2.03 MB

  • Clichy-Batignolles


    23.11.2018 Plaquettes professionnelles 7.32 MB

  • Clichy-Batignolles

    Project Plan

    23.11.2018 Plans / schémas 1.64 MB