The PSA site functions today as an autonomous and enclosed entity of 180 ha and is the largest area of available constructible land in the Nord East quarter of the metropolis. One of the challenges of redeveloping the site is to open it up in order to create synergies with the surrounding environment, as the site is surrounded on all sides by important traffic corridors.  A thorough reflection has been carried out on the specific urban form as well as the programming for each of its three edges. Innovative urban and programming strategies are proposed as a response to the diversity and complexity of the territory.

The urban project meets the new demands for flexibility, transversality and hyper-connectivity. Beyond recomposing the site itself, the project aims to improve the urban quality of the territory. An island no longer, the site hosts a diversity of activities and becomes a real urban neighbourhood.  As the project needs to be flexible in the long term, to leave open possibilities for future development, an adaptable, hybrid and resilient space is created. It is structured around guiding lines which provide a non- constraining framework: the Linear Park that creates a continuing band with Sausset and Robert Ballanger Parks; the mobility scheme integrating all interchanges between Aulnay, Gonesses and the West-Paris region ; and the hubs that accommodate cable car transport. These elements form the fixed structure of the project and guarantee its coherence in the long term.

  • Program / Project: AULNAY / PSA
  • Client: PSA, Constructa
  • Project management: Agence Ter (lead consultants) + Jacques Ferrier architects + Franck Boutté consultants + Viatec
  • Budget: 350 000 €
  • Area: 180 HA
  • Date: 2013-2014
  • Location: Aulnay-sous-bois, France