Dates of completion2002-2022
Surface area54 hectares
LocalizationParis (17), France
Project description– 3 400 housing units
– 140 000 m2 of office space
– 120 000 m2 for the Paris District Court and the Regional Directorate of the Judicial Police
– 31 000 m2 for commercial, cultural and leisure space. 
– 38 000 m2 for public facilities10 hectares for public parks
Distinctions and Certifications– ÉcoQuartier Label (Stage 3) issued by the Ministry of Housing and Sustainable Housing in 2016
– The European Union FEDER Fund Winner of the call for innovative urban projects for the creation of a smart grid
– ADEME Adaptation to “Climate Change & Territories ” trophyWinner of the “ACOSSEnR” (Sustainable Energy) call for research projects.
– Construction21 Network”Sustainable City” Grand Prize in the” City Solutions Awards “ international competition
– Écojardin Label for the Martin Luther King Park in 2015
– Région Île-de-France”New Urban Neighbourhoods” winner in the 2010 Call for Proposals


Located in the 17th arrondissement of Paris, the Clichy-Batignolles project occupies a 54-hectare right-of-way formerly occupied by logistical activities, at the junction of the Saint-Lazare railway and the ring road.

The challenges of the project include the creation of urban continuities between isolated districts, developing an appropriate mix of housing and office space and, at the heart of the development block, the creation of a vast 10-hectare park, the Martin Luther King Park.

To the north of the site, an emblematic 160 metre high building, designed by the architect Renzo Piano for the Paris District Court, emerges.

Eventually, the district will be home to 7,500 inhabitants and 12,700 jobs. It will benefit from efficient public transport links provided by two metro lines, including the extension of line 14 as part of the Grand Paris Express, two regional train lines and a tramway line. 


The City of Paris was responsible for the project management and Paris Batignolles Aménagement (PBA) for the development.

The urban and landscape design of the project was carried out by the architect François Grether winner of the Grand Prix de l’Urbanisme in 2012, landscape architect Jacqueline Osty and the technical design office, OGI.

Sustainable Development

Energy: energy-efficient buildings, the use of geothermal energy for heating and domestic hot water, the installation of 350,000 m² of solar panels producing 3,500MWh/year.

Biodiversity: a 10-hectare park, 6,500 m² of private green spaces, 16,000 m² of green roof terraces

Water: 12% of impermeable surfaces, rainwater collection for watering green spaces (up to 40%)

Adaptation to climate change: the park and the many green spaces contribute to cooling the district during hot periods.

Multi-purpose buildings: the buildings are designed to accommodate various activities such as housing, public facilities, shops and offices.

Social mix: the district is home to 50% social housing, 20% rent-controlled housing and 30% market housing.

Mobility/transport: priority is given to soft transport and 5 public transport lines.

Researchers working on this project

Claire Doussard