OMA proposes green-filled 'PXP: the shared city' for paris
 
OMA proposes green-filled 'PXP: the shared city' for paris OMA proposes green-filled 'PXP: the shared city' for paris
mar 11, 2016

OMA proposes green-filled 'PXP: the shared city' for paris

OMA proposes green-filled PXP: the shared city for paris
image © tegmark / OMA

 

 

 

OMA has released ‘PXP: the shared city’, a proposal to create an urban space dedicated for sharing and innovation. presented as part of the réinventer paris plan that aims to develop innovative urban projects within the french capital; OMA’s scheme would function as a mixed-use structure combining trading, leisure and catering activities, while integrating existing bus station.

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the proposal in la défense will function as a mixed-use structure with a key position in the development of the city
image © tegmark / OMA

 

 

 

sited within the business district of la défense, the building itself will bring together four traditional types of courtyards to create a multiplicity of floor plans. the transparent facade allows a reading of the programmatic diversity, and its inflections unveil alternately more intimate spaces and generous openings to the city. the internal courtyards form public squares, the scale of which echoes the parisian urban fabric.

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the internal courtyards form public squares
image © tegmark / OMA

 

 

 

landscape will constantly weave through the scheme to emphasize biodiversity. the three main features: planted courtyards, green facades and urban agriculture will be used to encourage local residents to have shared green space. the roof of the building, entirely dedicated to urban agriculture renewable energy, places the building and its users in a system of shared economy and responsible proximity. the productivity of the 5,800 square meters of urban farming is estimated at eight tons per year of fruits, vegetables, herbs and edible flowers.

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the roof of the building, entirely dedicated to urban agriculture renewable energy
image © OMA

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sharing spaces are distributed throughout, allowing users, residents and the people passing the public spaces to meet
image © tegmark / OMA

 

 

 

the project will facilitate the development of sharing economies and accommodates changing lifestyles. throughout the building there will be shared spaces to bring a diversity of functions from working, entertaining and exchanging.

 

 

the core of PXP consists of spaces designed to host traditional programs including offices, housing, hotel, retail and parking functions. revolving around them is the series of shared spaces, which takes up a fifth of the site. the sharing concept is applied in each component of the program, from the gardens to the parking spaces, as well as the offices and shops.

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multiple angles, geometries, fractures and terraces bring the public space into the interior of the building
image © luxigon / OMA

 

 

 

‘PXP acts as a bridge, both metaphorically and functionally. It is based on a bold structural principle: a suspension of urban space which supports the infrastructure that crosses it… with the multitude of networking and exchange opportunities PXP enables, it offers a new site for the public and private spheres to meet and a new type of uses to emerge. the permeability of the programs will allow users to interact around shared facilities.’ – OMA

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using shared gardens to involve local residents, the project strengthens the social ties in the neighborhood
image © frans parthesius

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the zero energy goal locates the project in the sustainable dynamics of the climate plan
image © OMA

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the building is positioned on the axis that links the historical tourist areas of paris and the business district
image © OMA

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the landscaping of the site consists of three components: planted courtyards, green facades and urban agriculture
image © OMA

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image © OMA

  • Interesting proposal like always from OMA, but I need to report a little mistake, cause the project is not in La Defense but in Paris, on a site nearby the peripherique (near the Palais De Congres)

    Gaetano Giordano says:

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