In 2015 and 2017, Société du Grand Paris, the public entity dedicated to the design and construction of the Grand Paris Express public transport network, initiated two design competitions of exceptional scope.
These competitions concern the "design of passenger information" and the "design of the furniture" that will adorn the network's new stations.
The requirements set out in the specifications reflect the scale of the infrastructure project: an expanding metro network of 220 km, doubling the length of the existing network, and the creation of over sixty new stations. These stations will be operational between 2024 and 2030, bringing the Grand Paris Express into a new era with four new metro lines: lines 15, 16, 17 and 18. This colossal project symbolizes the transition from a model of radial lines, linking the heart of the capital to the Paris region, to a metropolitan network extending beyond the ring road. It connects the various towns and districts of Greater Paris, encouraging the multi-centric development of the metropolis, making decentralized traffic possible.
Atelier Integral designers and Patrick Jouin iD were asked to carry out these cross-disciplinary design missions. Their expertise was integrated into the sixty architectural projects for the various stations of the Grand Paris Express. This fruitful collaboration with the project owner, Société du Grand Paris, was based on clearly defined common objectives, resulting in a highly relevant project.V