The Forum of Épinettes: an open restructuring
Thanks to thorough consultation with the inhabitants, the complete restructuring of the Forum des Épinettes and its surrounding areas is creating a new trademark for the district, prior to its transfer to the public domain.
Bordering the Rodin Park, the district of Épinettes, where a large part of the population resides, has experienced many new developments in recent years to optimize the living environment for the Isséens: the creation of escalators, repair of the market square and playgrounds for children, development of a new entrance to the shopping center, renovation of Franprix, creation of a skatepark, etc. It also benefits from several public transport services (bus lines including the free TUVIM joining the metro, RER C, etc.) and is home to many public facilities such as the recently enlarged Halle des Épinettes, a neighborhood center for reception and leisure, and structures for young children.
Since the public and local players (City, National Police, donors and trustees, shopkeepers, neighborhood council, street entertainers, educators, etc.) have mobilized for the Forum des Épinettes with the commitment of the Isséens by their side, a new ambition was born.
The project to restructure the Forum, which consists of 8 towers that house nearly 1100 and the surrounding areas, is underway and will give the district a new dynamism in coming months. This is the result of strong communication with the inhabitants (via consultation through a questionnaire, public meeting, and participatory workshops), connecting them with the design office.
Pont d’Issy, An Exemplary Metamorphosis
The future eco-district of ZAC du Pont d’Issy will consist of housing, shops, offices, services, green spaces, and more!
This project began in 2012 with the creation of the ZAC du Pont d’Issy with a goal of transforming the sector into a neighborhood that combines housing, modern offices, and green spaces. This project is developed by Sefri-Cime for Axa Real Estate Investment Managers, who also received the Urban Diversity Award for the 2016 Golden Pyramid organized by the REIT (Federation of Real Estate Developers). This prize rewards the best real estate projects on a nation scale, based on the aesthetic and innovative qualities or the quality of services offered to the future inhabitants of the neighborhood.
The first residents of the three “High Definition” Towers have received their keys, while the head office of Capgemini will take up residence in the Aquarel building in 2019.
Bridge, the future headquarters of Orange
The company Orange will move into one of the buildings of ZAC Point d’Issy, Bridge, which totals 56,000 m² and was developed by Altarea-Cogedim with the architect Jean-Paul Vinguier. Bridge, whose first stone was laid on October 3, 2018, will be a place “open to the city, in dialogue with its environment and history, turned towards meetings and exchanges.”
Located near the Pont d’Issy, at the gates of Paris and connected with the T2 and RER C public transport lines, Bridge is an ambitious and unprecedented project, redesigning the entrance to the city Issy-les-Moulineaux.
Designed in conjunction with the architecture firm Jean-Paul Viguier and Associates, Bridge will be a place open to the city, in touch with its environment and history and open to meetings and exchanges. The main building is a landmark building in terms of its aesthetics and its practice. Its facades and glass, all reflective and transparent, will capture the natural light and open up to the exceptional views outside, for the greater comfort of its users.
With a generous landscape atrium in its heart, Bridge favors a great diversity of spaces, uses, and landscapes, recreating an “inner city” with multiple suspended levels that are all inhabited. The set is designed to meet new uses and expectations in terms of digitalization.
The Keiko Project (Fusion Tower), led by promoter Sefri-Cima, agency Loci Anima, Elioth and Khephren, is 14 stories high and reaches 69 meters at the highest point.
The ground floor is occupied by a hall, shops, and an exhibition space. At the first level, there are conference and fitness rooms, then from level 2 to level 13, there are offices, and finally level 14 is occupied by a cafeteria and the terrace. The building envelope has a unstructured geometry, consisting of vertical sections and inclined sloping. The facades of the project have a total of 6 possible different inclinations with respect to the vertical.
The Transformation of the neighborhood of La Rue Guynemer
Economically dynamic, rue Guynemer has several large groups: Softbank Robotics, La Poste, Colas and soon Nestlé!
Nestlé France joins Issy
Nestlé France, through its president and CEO Richard Girardot, announced in 2018 the consolidation of its multiple sites into a building in rue Guynemer district in Issy-les-Moulineaux. The group hopes to create the first center of food expertise in France. Along with announcements for the next locations of Capgemini and Orange, Nestlé France is a new leader in its field as it joins Issy-les-Moulineaux.
The 2,500 employees currently working in five Île-de-France sites (Nestlé, Herta, Nespresso, Nestlé Waters and Galderma) will be grouped together in Issy-les-Moulineaux.
Colas and its Quartz inaugurated in summer 2018
A world leader in the construction and maintenance of transport infrastructure, Colas inaugurated its new headquarters in Issy on July 9, 2018.
Green Office Quartz, covering an area of 7,600 m², is home to Colas head office and its 350 employees previously installed in Boulogne-Billancourt. This project was designed by the renowned French architect Christian de Portzamparc (Pritzker Prize 1994), already author of the Galéo building in Issy, the current headquarters of Bouygues Immobilier.
La Poste Group: Its Village is Issy
Since March 2016, La Poste group teams have gathered in Issy-les-Moulineaux to create a real "Village La Poste."
The nine former sites of the French group are now divided between the Crossing and Lemnys buildings in Issy and a site in the 14th arrondissement of Paris. The goal is to create even greater synergy between all teams (nearly 3,000 employees).
No doubt: for Jacques Lemaire, director of the Village La Poste project, Issy-les-Moulineaux represented the ideal location. Well served by transport, the city is also the center of gravity for most of the employees affected by this move in terms of place of residence.
ZAC Léon Blum: revitalization in progress
The redevelopment project for the Blum BIA will be located around Place Léon Blum within a requalification zone located along Aristide Briand Street and Verdun Avenue.
With the construction of the new station for Line 15 of the Grand Paris Express, Issy-Les-Moulineaux has the opportunity to renovate the surrounding area. Thus, the redevelopment of ZAC Léon Blum aims to meet the challenges facing the city, including housing and transport issues, while providing a pleasant living environment for its residents.
The ZAC Léon Blum project is divided into 10 blocks of buildings to be renovated. The construction program has a total surface area of approximately 130,000 m² including:
- 100,000 m² of housing
- 28,000 m² of offices
- 3,500 m² of shops
- a school of 12 classes
- 60 cradles for children
- the redevelopment of Léon Blum square
- two green spaces
- a pedestrian mall
- a place to allow the opening of the current islets on the future district
A new breath of architecture by Libeskind
In 2016, André Santini welcomed Dutch architect Daniel Libeskind, renowned architect, as part of the realization of one of the 10 islets of the ZAC Léon Blum. The latter is then responsible for designing a project comprising 20,000 m² of housing and 1000 m² of shops on the site located between the arches and Avenue de Verdun.
The Compagnie de Phalsbourg and the town planning workshop, Castro Denissof & Associés, have been appointed to accompany him.
The Serre, an urban oasis
On the plot located between Aristide Briand street and Avenue de Verdun, behind the future station (block B of the ZAC Léon Blum) is the developer OGIC, associated with the Dutch architectural firm MVRDV (founded by Winy Maas). OGIC has been selected to propose an innovative and sustainable project, in the image of the ambitions of the Municipality for this district.
A true urban oasis, this village is part of a semi-open greenhouse with more than 3,000 m² of terraces and gardens. At once a haven and a landmark, the architectural bias overturns the traditional codes of housing to fully integrate nature into the city.
Hoya Program, an eco-sustainable project
As part of the transformation of the district, the residence Hoya, designed by Jean-Michel Wilmotte, envisions the city of tomorrow, eco-sustainable and bright.
The Hoya real estate program of the promoter Woodeum is part of this transformation of the Léon Blum district.
This is the case for this contemporary residence, with a deliberately sober aesthetic, designed by renowned architect Jean-Michel Wilmotte. Its architecture favors noble and durable materials and is based on a solid wood structure, ecological and innovative. Its large glazed openings allow an interaction with its environment and offer each dwelling an important luminosity.
The Ôm project, winner of the call for projects Inventons la Métropole
The "Inventons la métropole" call for projects, launched in 2016, aims to reveal the richness and diversity of its territories, in a dynamic innovation of urban models. This is the largest architectural competition ever launched in Europe!
In 2017, the jury of the metropolis announced the winners of the call for projects.
The developer Icade, alongside Architecture Studio, will develop the project "Ôm": a building of large-scale feng shui housing and service.
It will be based on concepts of housing that are both manmade and natural: a very green landscape and bright housing, digital and environmental innovations, but also services to residents in terms of business and concierge services.
Project Coeur de Ville, connected by nature
The Issy Cœur de Ville district aims to reinvent urban life by offering a lively environment-friendly environment.
The project “Coeur de Ville” (Heart of the City) extends in the center of Issy for more than 100,000 m², articulated around a park of more than 10,000 m², a new generation of commerce of 17,270 m² with a cinema of 7 rooms, a digital center, 627 housing units, and 40,874 m² of offices and public facilities, including a school group (10 classes) and a nursery (60 cradles). This project represents a total of 600 million euros of investment.
The project also plans for the development of approximately 40,000 m² of positive energy offices. This tertiary component will reinforce the metropolitan dimension of the neighborhood. This plan, adapted to different needs, will offer spaces adapted to innovative new ways of working, such as nomadism or co-working.
Issy Coeur de Ville will be fully involved in the steps taken by the City. With the first smart neighborhood network, Issy-les-Moulineaux pays particular attention to the consumption of its office buildings, housing, or public lighting through digital technologies, including a device that allows Issy to be in the top rankings of French "smart cities.”
SWAYS, the first of a new generation of buildings
The project, entitled "Sways - Smart ways to work," is designed by Bouygues Immobilier and Anthony Béchu Architecture Agency. We meet with with Eric MAZOYER, General Manager of Bouygues Immobilier who designed this building with architect Antony Bechu.
On the upper floors, nearly 35,000 m² will be dedicated to offices. Capable of anticipating equipment breakdowns thanks to predictive maintenance, the building will be cyber-secure, to facilitate openness and collaboration while respecting business confidentiality.
Special care will be given to the well-being of users, facilitating contact with nature through the implementation of decorative principles using biophilia and the realization of a green roof of 2,200 m². 88% of office space will be lit by natural light.
Particularly ambitious in terms of digital building and quality of life at work, the project aims to obtain numerous labels: WiredScore Platinum and Ready2Services, HQE Exceptional, BREEAM Excellent, E2C1, etc.
Grand Paris Express-> Future stations Issy RER and Fort d’Issy of the Grand Paris Express
By 2024, two stations of the metro Grand Paris Express, Line 15 South, will be established in the city.
One of the stations, called Issy RER, will be located near the Gare d’Issy and the planned extension of metro line 12. The proximity of the new station works hand in hand with the city’s engagement in strategic thinking for the sustainable and multimodal development of the ZAC Léon Blum sector.
The section station, Fort d’Issy - Vanves - Clamart, will be situated near the Gare de Clamart, and will improve connections between all the districts of Issy with the N line of Transilien, directly benefiting the inhabitants of Hauts d’Issy and the eco-digital district of Fort d’Issy.