Façade Denfert, Saint-Vincent-de-Paul project

View of the Saint-Vincent-de-Paul's major façade, from the DENFERT-ROCHEREAU street
View of the Saint-Vincent-de-Paul's major façade, from the DENFERT-ROCHEREAU street © Clément Guillaume

The former Saint-Vincent-de-Paul hospital complex had a positive and inclusive reputation among Parisians even before a plan developed to convert it into a new neighbourhood. Between 2012 and 2017, Les Grands Voisins have used the site for a number of temporary, cooperative, inclusive and creative initiatives. Since 2017, Paris & Métropole Aménagement (formerly Paris Batignolles Aménagement), the public company owned by the city of Paris, has undertaken the transformation of this site, without departing from the pioneering, sustainable and creative identity that gives it its character.

Two tendering processes launched simultaneously

The future Façade Denfert brings together historic landmarks (the Oratoire and Robin buildings, built in the 18th and 19th centuries, respectively) and a contemporary building, the Îlot Denfert. Together, these elements form the future district’s façade, its gateway and its address on Denfert-Rochereau Avenue. P&Ma and the City of Paris are keen to develop a singular place, entrance point to the future Saint-Vincent-de-Paul district.


The first tendering process is dedicated to the Îlot Denfert. Its aim is to produce a major piece of private infrastructure in the public interest with 4,000 m² of floor area (classed as CINASPIC* as defined in the Paris land-use plan) and the creation, in the same building, of 1,000 m² of homes for sale on the open market and a hub for alternative mobility solutions.

Robin & Oratoire

The second tendering process is dedicated to the Robin and Oratoire buildings. It will see both buildings converted into 5,800 m² of homes, two-thirds of which being middle income housing and one-third being  for sale on the open market. These two historic landmark buildings are centered around two courtyards, one of which being listed as “protected green space” (classed as “Espace Vert Protégé” as defined in the Paris land-use plan). This development will also include 1,200 m² of commercial and retail space.

The tendering process enables the applicants to globally apply for both the Îlot Denfert and the Robin & Oratoire buildings, by distributing the program above.

From March 18, 2019, applicants have access to the tender documents via the online platform ESPACE NOTARIAL, managed by the Etude CHEUVREUX, which is assisting P&Ma. In April and June, visits to Robin and Oratoire buildings are organized. Initial proposals must be submitted before September 10th, 2019. Maximum 5 teams will be selected in October 2019 to submit final proposals in December. The two laureates will be chosen in February 2020.

Before having access to the tender documents, the applicants must follow these links:
-   For the Îlot Denfert: https://cheuvreux.box.com/v/engagement-denfert
-   For the Robin & Oratoire buildings: https://cheuvreux.box.com/v/engagement-robin-et-oratoire 

Applicants must download the non-disclosure agreements and complete it, listing a maximum of 3 team members who will need to have access to the online tender documents. The following information is required: name – surname – position – company – professional address – email address – phone number (direct line).
This completed and signed document must be returned to: saintvincentdepaul@cheuvreux.fr
The Etude CHEUVREUX will notify invited applicants and provide them with information on how to access the online tender documents. 

Tendering processes : download the non-disclosure agreements 


Learn more : download the brochure



*Infrastructure and amenities required for public services or the public interest


Paris et Métropole Aménagement (P&Ma) is the planning authority for the Clichy-Batignolles and Saint-Vincent-de-Paul projects. It is a local company, publicly owned by the city and the county of Paris, headed by Annick Lepetit and managed by Jean-François Danon. P&Ma holds the concession to the urban development zones (ZAC) of different development projects in four Parisian arrondissement, or districts. Following a partial investment of €6 million by the Greater Paris “Metropole”, its intervention zone has been extended to the suburbs of Paris.

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.
Clichy Batignolles - Buildings and rail infrastructure


P&Ma is in charge of five urban development projects in different districts of Paris.



Clichy batignolles

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

Find out more : 

in our video of the project (french version)


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.

Mural – Project presentation on the façade Denfert – Biodiversity and permeabilization of the soil.

Mural on the façade Denfert – « Retour à la Terre ».

Find out more : 

in the press conference of the project (video online, french version)

Chapelle Charbon

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.

Paul Meurice

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.

Porte Pouchet

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.

Linked documentation

  • Saint-Vincent-de-Paul

    Saint-Vincent-de-Paul's brochure

    01.04.2019 Plaquettes professionnelles 3.61 MB

  • Saint-Vincent-de-Paul

    Îlot Denfert - EN

    02.04.2019 Plaquettes professionnelles 2.56 MB

  • Clichy-Batignolles

    Press kit

    23.11.2018 Plaquettes professionnelles 2.03 MB

  • Clichy-Batignolles

    Programs leaflet

    23.11.2018 Plaquettes professionnelles 7.24 MB

  • Clichy-Batignolles

    Project Plan

    23.11.2018 Plans / schémas 1.64 MB

  • Clichy-Batignolles


    23.11.2018 Plaquettes professionnelles 7.32 MB