Kengo Kuma reinterprets the “station hill”, in Saint-Denis-Pleyel




THE STATION OF THE WEEK. Following the series on the 68 future of the Grand Paris Express with the station’s iconic Saint-Denis-Pleyel designed in Seine-Saint-Denis by Kengo Kuma. The japanese architect has unveiled this July 5, in Paris, the contours of this “station hill”, of which the terraces will be a splendid backdrop of trees and greenery.
Following our series on the 68 future stations of the Grand Paris Express, in the direction of the Seine-Saint-Denis station Saint-Denis Pleyel designed by Kengo Kuma. It is in front of a packed room, the House of architecture in Ile-de-France*, that the japanese architect, unveiled the latest contours of the metro station Saint-Denis Pleyel, which is scheduled for 2023.
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A link between the station and the floor of Seine-Saint-Denis

 

“On this new space station designed as a hill, whose terraces in a smooth slope will be a splendid backdrop of trees and greenery, presented Kengo Kuma at the meeting came to listen to him. I wanted to make a link between it and the floor of Seine-Saint-Denis.” Before remembering that his first visit to the country in 2015, he had found that “the environment of Saint-Denis was a very fragmented, very cut up by the railroad tracks, and towers.”

 

“A crossroads for rows 14,15, 16 and 17 of the Grand Paris Express ”

 

“Upon its delivery, scheduled for 2023, this station built in 27 meters of depth, will connect the lines 14, 15, 16 and 17 of the Grand Paris Express and ensure the correspondence with the RER D,” explained Kengo Kuma. In detail, it will be established on the territory of Saint-Denis, at the intersection of the rue Pleyel and rue Francisque-Poulbot, with a young population and with about 9,000 inhabitants and 22.000 employees, active in a radius of 1 km. “And these are between 250,000 and 300,000 passengers who will attend, in the long term, the station of Saint-Denis Pleyel every day”, underlined this July 5, Philippe Yvin, chairman of the Société du Grand Paris. The first civil works are expected to start in early 2018.

 

And the icing on the cake : if Paris, candidate to the organization of the olympic Games in 2024, was elected in Lima (Peru) September 13, the station reinvented by the architect, the designer of the future olympic stadium of Tokyo will become an essential link. The objective is to allow a 17,000-athletes to join the olympic village, wanted by Dominique Perrault, which is located nearby.

A result of this series next week with the future station in The Green Houses Situated at the boundary between Alfortville, in the west, and Maisons-Alfort, in the east (Val-de-Marne) was conceived by the architectural firm Valode et Pistre.

Check out page 2, the sequel of the article dedicated to the station of Saint-Denis-Pleyel. (Seine-Saint-Denis).

 

* Since April 5, 2017, and until next December, architects and planners have made the bet to disclose once a month at the House of architecture in Ile-de-France at the Récollets in the 10th arrondissement of Paris, all the stations of the future metro express of Grand Paris.
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Rediscover the stations of the Grand Paris Express that we have already presented.
Here are the 9 stations already visited :
-Fort of Issy-Vanves-Clamart drawn on the line 15 by the architect-urbanist Philippe Gazeau.
-The railway station of Le Bourget RER train performed by Elizabeth de Portzamparc served by lines 16 and 17
-Villejuif Louis Aragon (Val-de-Marne), designed on the line 15 by the architect-urbanist Philippe Gazeau
-Bondy (Seine-Saint-Denis), designed on the line 15 Is by the architect Ludovica Di Falco of the agency SCAPE-Offscape.
-“Issy-RER” (the Hauts-de-Seine), designed on the line 15 South by the architect Jérôme Brunet of the agency Brunet-Saunier.
-“Vitry-centre”, at Vitry-sur-Seine (Val-de-Marne), designed on the line 15 South by the atelier d’architecture King Kong, based in Bordeaux
– “Courneuve Six Routes” in Seine-Saint-Denis, designed on the lines 16 and 17 by the architectural firm Chartier-Dalix.
– “Arcueil-Cachan” (Val-de-Marne), designed on the line 15 South by the architect Jean-Pierre Vaysse of the agency Ar-Theme Associated
-The station of Les Ardoines (Val-de-Marne), designed on the line 15 South by the architect Denis Valode from the firm of architects Valode and Pistre.

 

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