Contractor : Immochan
BASE landscape designer + BIG architect mandatory + transolar + Transitec
Triangle de Gonesse / Val d'Oise
Surface / 80 ha
Delivery / 2022
Europacity is currently one of the most ambitious projects launched in France. The project was proposed by the group Immochan, in the heart of the EPA Plaine de France (public institution in charge of urban planning). An international competition was launched in 2011 on this 80 hectare site, located near to the Roissy-Charles de Gaulle airport, offering the only panoramic viewpoint of the parisian skyline.
The project features an unprecedented retail, cultural and leisure program which will play a major part in the proposed transformation of the Plaine de France which will soon be connected to the Grand Paris automatic subway line.
The site will be the largest retail park in Europe. With such a scale, we need an innovative approach, involving alternative energies, urban farming and rich cultural, sports and retail strategies, setting up a new panoramic territory suspended over Île-de-France.
Among its many stores and services, Europacity offers public transportation never heard of before, indoor ski slopes, pools and saunas, themed gardens and numerous sports and recreational activies, some of which are ‘one-of-a-kind’ in France.
BASE has been associated to the Danish agency BIG since the very beginning of the international competition and is currently carrying out an urban development phase that involves setting out ground space layout and programming.