planning korea proposes elevated pods for reinvent paris initiative planning korea proposes elevated pods for reinvent paris initiative
feb 09, 2015

planning korea proposes elevated pods for reinvent paris initiative

planning korea proposes elevated pods for reinvent paris initiative
all images courtesy of planning korea

 

 

 

planning korea, a seoul-based group of architects and artists, has unveiled their response the ‘reinvent paris’ initiative – a call for innovative urban projects at 23 different sites across the french capital. titled ‘l’air nouveau de paris’, (‘the new air of paris’), the proposed scheme is located above the boulevard périphérique ring road in the city’s 17th arrondissement.

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the project is titled the ‘l’air nouveau de paris’ or ‘the new air of paris’

 

 

 

the design’s natural form references the complex microorganisms found in nature, and would provide sustainable urban living accommodation for a range of potential occupants. as well as individual habitation, each pod has been conceived as a connected node capable of hosting a variety of programs. the network would also contain offices alongside commercial and retail outlets.

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the design’s natural form references the complex microorganisms found in nature

planning korea l'air nouveau de paris new air designboom
the design provides sustainable urban living accommodation for a range of potential occupants

planning korea l'air nouveau de paris new air designboom
each pod has been conceived as a connected node capable of hosting a variety of programs

planning korea l'air nouveau de paris new air designboom
living accommodation offers panoramic views across the city

planning korea l'air nouveau de paris new air designboom
the scheme is located above the boulevard périphérique in the city’s 17th arrondissement

planning korea l'air nouveau de paris new air designboom
the site is one of 23 locations proposed by the reinvent paris initiative

planning korea l'air nouveau de paris new air designboom
at night the distinctively shaped pods would become illuminated

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an aerial view of the site

 

 

project info:

 

competition name: ‘reinvent paris’ competition for innovative urban projects
location: ternes-villiers (17e), paris
year: 2015
gross floor area: 3,891 sqm / 41,882 sqf
architect: planning korea
client: city of paris

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