Paris, a city in the making


Pavillon de l’Arsenal’s new permanent exhibition is over 800m² dedicated to the metropolis of Paris as it was, is and will be. Over 1,000 archived documents, photographs, maps, plans and films are on display, as well as a 37m2 digital model entitled “Paris, Metropolis 2020”, developed in partnership with Google and JCDecaux.


The digital model is a world first, providing a 2D or 3D overview of key areas marked out for redevelopment, the new transport networks and the iconic architecture of the city of tomorrow in their geographical context. Using Google Earth technology and mapping software, “Paris, Metropolis 2020” provides visitors with a unique interactive experience and an opportunity to discover the city on a multitude of scales, with thematic or free tours. The model is designed to be constantly updated. It is participative tool bringing together all those involved in the making of the city and allowing them to share their work.

“Paris, a city in the making” is a timeline retracing the origins of the area, and explaining the common history of the municipalities comprising the metropolitan area so that all visitors are able to understand how the region as we know it came to be. The exhibition is built around a number of landmark themes illustrating how the metropolis was shaped by the needs of agriculture, ornamentation or roadways, and then transformed, adapted and integrated in a process of urban planning that emerged under the influence of demographic, technological, economic and political developments.

Visitors are offered an insight into what is happening today and what is planned for the future “where, everyday, projects of every dimension are discussed, exchanged, shared with local residents and with all those who make the city a living entity”, as Anne Hidalgo, First Deputy Mayor of Paris responsible for Urban Planning and Architecture and Chairwoman of the Pavillon de l’Arsenal, writes in the preface to a work on the metropolitan projects and areas of tomorrow* coproduced in parallel to the exhibition.
Reconquering the Seine, carefully preserving the continuity of the city, whether it be the faubourgs or the post-war city, investing and innovating in new real estate, improving mobility and public spaces, developing iconic architecture, building upwards, etc. “Paris, a city in the making” is the first event to ever bring together, in the same place and at the same time, all the latest in urban and metropolitan architecture.

Around the main exhibition, the Pavillon de l’Arsenal also runs workshops for children in conjunction with the City of Paris Schools Department, as well as guided walking tours organised with Les Promenades Urbaines association.


* Paris, a city in the making
Produced in conjunction with Connaissance des Arts
44 pages, € 9

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Exhibition created by the Pavillon de l'Arsenal
december 2011

Scientific curation
Philippe Simon, architect and teacher.

Scenography 2011
Sylvain Enguehard, design graphique
Galiano-Simon architectures
Assisted by Laurence Benoist-Veillet, architect, teacher

Scenography 2003
Finn Geipel et Giulia Andi, LIN, architects et urbanists

Digital model "Paris, metropolis 2020"
Created by the Pavillon de l'Arsenal

In partnership with
Google
JCDecaux

Exhibition "Paris, a city in the making" and the digital model "Paris, metropolis 2020" are created with :

la Ville de Paris

la Direction de l'urbanisme de la Ville de Paris

Paris Habitat-Oph / Rivp / Semaest / Semapa / Semavip / Semidep / SemPariSeine / Sgim / Siemp / Spla Paris Batignolles Aménagement

L'Atelier parisien d'urbanisme

Google

JCDecaux

ultranoir


et le soutien de :
ALTAREA-COGEDIM
BEACON CAPITAL PARTNERS
BNP PARIBAS IMMOBILIER
FONDATION D'ENTREPRISE BOUYGUES IMMOBILIER
BOUWFONDS MARIGNAN IMMOBILIER
COFELY GDF SUEZ
COFITEM-COFIMUR
COTEBA GROUPE ALTAREA
EGIS
EMERIGE
EPADESA
ESPACES FERROVIAIRES
FONCIERE DES REGIONS
GECINA
GENERALI IMMOBILIER
HERTEL
ICADE
IMMOBILIÈRE 3F
KAUFMAN & BROAD
NACARAT
NEXITY
OCIC
OROSDI SCA
PARIS-SACLAY
PITCH PROMOTION
PORTS DE PARIS
RATP/SEDP/LOGIS TRANSPORTS
SEFRI-CIME
SOCIÉTÉ FONCIÈRE LYONNAISE
SODEARIF
SYCTOM DE L'AGGLOMÉRATION PARISIENNE
UNIBAIL-RODAMCO
VINCI IMMOBILIER




A book was published to accompany this exhibition.
















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