Bjarke Ingels: EuropaCity explained

by Valentina Ieva
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EuropaCity is a French planned development set of Paris, for completion during the 2020-2021 year. The main purpose of the project is to combine dense urban development with open space. The winner, announced in Spring 2013 is the architectural group BIG - Bjarke Ingels Group.

The competition for the design of Europa City was an international invited competition. Four international architectural teams were invited to participate: Bjarke Ingels Group (Denmark), Manuelle Gautrand (France), Snøhetta (Norway), and Valode & Pistre (France).

Bjarke Ingels presents Europa City: watch the video from Squint/Opera on Vimeo:

Bjarke Ingels presents EuropaCity from EuropaCity on Vimeo.

Bjarke explains: "(...) the radial streets create a continuous urban fabric leading to the central square which is always full of life".

Combining a water park, exhibitions, sports, music venues, shops, restaurants, hotels and more, Europa City is proposed as a visionary leisure and culture hub outside Paris. The spectacular destination, with views across the French capital, is designed by leading architect Bjarke Ingels of BIG. The developer is Alliages. In the video a green screen explains each quarter of the development. The project is expected to open in 2020.



    • Valentina Ieva

      Valentina Ieva


      Bari / Italy

      Laureata in Ingegneria edile-architettura, giornalista per professione, web writer per diletto. Amante di architettura, design, fotografia e libri di carta. Dipendente dai social, Instagram e InstaStories su tutti. Affamata di vita, viaggi e storie da scoprire. Qualunque forma d'arte mi affascina da sempre e non posso pensare una vita senza: emozioni forti, immaginazione, buona musica, cucina pugliese, sole e gatti. Per dirla con le parole di Battiato, non potrei vivere senza: ‘un soffio al)

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