Paris et Metropole aménagement was created in 2010 by the City of Paris to coordinate the development project of the district Clichy-Batignolles in the north-west of Paris (75017). The company’s area of focus was extended to new projects all around Paris in October, 2015. Since December 2016, P&Ma has been in charge of four new development projects:
- ZAC Saint-Vincent-de-Paul (14e)
- ZAC Porte Pouchet (17e)
- Secteur Paul Meurice (20e)
- ZAC Chapelle-Charbon (18e)
In alignment with the values and politics of the city of Paris, P&Ma signed the charter “Paris Action Climat,” and won various prizes like the label EcoQuartier, awarded by the French Ministry of Environment, and the International Sustainable City Grand Prize of the Green City Solutions Awards 2016 which recognized the company’s excellence in innovation and expertise in developing sustainable projects.
P&Ma is responsible for urban development. Its missions are defined by the concession contracts in enters into with Paris. These contracts define the building program and public works that have to be undertaken, but also the missions of the company in each zone.
P&Ma’s general missions include:
- Land acquisition, mostly from institutional owners (SNCF for Clichy-Batignolles and EPFIF for Saint-Vincent-de-Paul), property management, and resettlement.
- Deconstruction, decontamination, and land use management.
- Construction of public buildings and infrastructure.
- Definition of the buildings lots (with respect to the program type and desired of social mix).
- Selling the property charges.
- Beyond coordinating construction, P&Ma overseas the architectural and environmental quality of the process.
- Financial management.
- Administrative procedures.
More specific missions include:
- Implementation of Paris's “Plan Climat”, action plan on climate change.
- Coordination of the public owners.
- Communication and consultation.
P&Ma is in charge of five urban development projects in different districts of Paris.
Encompassing 54 hectares in the 17th arrondissement of Paris, the Clichy Batignolles’ project is one of the largest urban development projects underway in the Paris area. As with other ongoing projects, Clichy Batignolles has been developed on land previously occupied logistics and transport infrastructure, like the Saint-Lazare rail lines and the ring-road. Creating a dense urban environment in a constrained zone is the major challenge, along with with the diminution of the enclave effect created by the rail infrastructure.
The urban and landscape architecture has been designed by the architect François Grether, winner of the Grand Prize of Urbanism 2012, and Jacqueline Osty, and the technical support has been provided by OGI
Nowadays, Clichy-Batignolles is an area which connects the preexisting neighborhoods with a 10ha park and the Paris Law Court, a 160m building created by the architect Renzo Piano
Clichy Batignolles will host 7.500 inhabitants (with half in social housing) and 12.700 jobs, and will provide excellent connexion to public transport
The project is also a model in terms of sustainable urban development: the neighborhood embodies the ambitious goals set forward by Paris with respect to land use mix, energy efficiency, greenhouse gas emission reduction and biodiversity
In the north of the 14th arrondissement, where the Saint-Vincent-de-Paul hospital complex was previously located, P&Ma is managing the creation of a new neighborhood in a very particular urban context. The buildings are influenced by its history and a moment of exceptional collective and civic creativity. The program is deeply-rooted in these influences.
The inhabitants and users will be able to benefit from a 3.4 ha park in a mixed environment, not far from the transport hubs of Montparnasse and Denfert-Rochereau.
The new neighborhood will concentrate on highlighting the collaborative dynamics and inclusivity found in the history of the hospital. The participation of the future inhabitants is also at stake, due to the importance given to the co-production of the project with neighbors, future inhabitants and actual users and a period of “transitory urbanism,” from 2015-2020, that has seen the site occupied in a mixed-use way by local organizations.
Saint-Vincent-de-Paul is also a demonstration for the city in development that is both resilient and adaptable to the impacts of climate change. Different actors involved in the creation of the neighborhood have innovated since the beginning of the project to invent new ways of living (in more than 600 housing units), working, relaxing, and dealing with environmental and social questions.
The Chapelle Charbon location used to be occupied by the logistic activities of the French rail company in the 18th arrondissement. It falls under the metropolitan project of Paris Nord-Est (PNE).
Chapelle Charbon has to deal with some specific constraints due to rail lines and the Charles de Gaulles Express project, which will eventually connect Paris-North train station to Paris’s main international airport, CDG. The development of the area aims to extend the Evangile neighborhood through an urban park of 6.5 ha, and connect to the new Gare des Mines neighborhood.
In the zone, 500 housing units will be located all along the park, along with commercial activities and a school at grand floor levels. The development of the area will contribute to the economic cluster in the Rosa Parks area, and to the biodiversity corridors of the project.
P&Ma is developing the sector of Paul Meurice by following the example provided by the Porte des Lilas area, which was radically transformed between 2000 and 2011 by covering the ring-road that transversed it. A large public space, with cultural equipment, leisure activities, and 125.000m² of socially mixed housing have been created. 53.000m² are going to be realized to complement this new urban centre spread out between Paris, Bagnollet and Les Lilas.
The Porte Pouchet project is located on a 15ha site, in the north of the 17th arrondissement. The project is part of the Great Urban Renewal Project (GPRU) currently being carried out by Paris. This project tackles three of the city’s main objectives:
- Transform the living conditions in a long-run, sustainable way by acting on housing, public spaces, logistical activities and parks.
- Create conditions which encourage social mixing and a civic engagement.
- Open up the greater area by connecting different neighborhoods in the cities of Clichy and Saint-Ouen.