Lush green oasis and rooftop farm will reinvent Paris streets
The Paris of tomorrow will be a whole lot greener. Jacques Ferrier Architecture (JFA), Chartier Dalix Architectes, and SLA Landskab won the international design competition “Reinventer Paris” with the Multi-Layered City, a proposal to weave urban farming and greenery into the Boulevard Périphérique ring road. The network of gardens will bring the public closer to nature, contribute to air purification, and beautify the city.
Launched by Paris Mayor Anne Hidalgo, Reinventer Paris is an urban competition that seeks to transform the way Parisians live, work, and play across 23 key sites. 23 winners were recently chosen for each of those sites, many of who include world-renowned architecture practices such as Sou Fujimoto and David Chipperfield. “We [launched] this call for innovative urban projects in order to prefigure what the Paris of tomorrow might be,” said Hidalgo. “The winners will then be able to purchase or rent the terrains in order to carry out their projects while simultaneously conducting an urban experiment on an unparalleled scale.”
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