Les Halles redevelopment project

Les Halles redevelopment project

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THE NEW HEART OF PARIS

Les Halles will be reorganized and modernized to make the district more welcoming to visitors and will become more cohesive, more open to the city and better integrated into the urban environment. And thanks to reduced congestion, visitors will breathe more freely and be able to access all facilities and make their way with ease in a more agreeable setting.

There will be an inviting new public garden, a larger pedestrian district, a new building inspired by nature
(La Canopée), a greater number of easier-to-use pathways and routes, a larger, more functional regional train station, an enlarged, refurbished shopping centre, more cultural facilities and a reorganized underground road network.

With Les Halles – destined to become the heart of a great metropolis, reflecting the vibrancy and excitement
of the French capital – the Paris of tomorrow is taking shape.

2011
Installation of worksite
Reconfiguration of underground road layout
Demolition of Willerval pavilions

2012
Handover of 7-12 play area
Demolition of Willerval pavilions complete
Worksite operational
Construction of Canopy
Construction of new Porte Rambuteau entrance
Renovation of North-West section of garden

2013
Creation of new entrance on Place M. de Navarre
Renovation of RER passenger concourse
Construction of new Porte Rambuteau entrance
Handover of new Porte Rambuteau entrance
Handover of North-West section of garden
Construction of Canopy complete

2014
Renovation of East section of garden
Reconfiguration of surface road layout
Handover of new Porte Berger entrance
Handover of Canopy (with renovated interior)

2015
Reconfiguration of underground road layout complete
Construction of new Porte Lescot entrance

2016
Handover of new Porte Lescot entrance
Handover of East section of garden
Handover of new entrance on Place M. de Navarre
Reconfiguration of surface road layout complete
Renovation of RER passenger concourse complete

CONTINUITY ABOVEGROUND AND BELOW


 

The aboveground portion of Les Halles will be replaced by a curvilinear building inspired by plant life:
La Canopée.

The term ‘canopy’ is customarily used to describe the upper layer of forest, which is in direct contact with the air
and sunlight.

Like an immense translucent leaf undulating in the treetops, La Canopée will shelter two buildings designed for public and commercial use.

These two wings will be laid out around a central patio, which will become the new heart of Les Halles.

6,300 sq.m
of retail shops

A 2,600 sq.m
music conservatory

A 1,400 sq.m
hip-hop centre

A 1,050 sq.m
library

1,000 sq.m
of amateur workshops and a cultural centre for the deaf and hearing-impaired

AN OASIS OF CALM IN THE MIDST OF THE CITY


 

The public garden is designed as a vast meadow dotted with fl ower beds and plants, framed on either side by wooded areas and equipped with playgrounds, benches, petanque courts, chess tables and much more. It will be more inviting, open and accessible to the public and will have more greenery than before.

The uncluttered perspectives will create a feeling of space.

Numerous obstacles and level changes will be removed to make the area more easily navigable for the mobility-impaired. Its branching pathways will also be extended to neighbouring streets. There will be a total of 138 more trees than there are today.

2,500 sq.m
of playgrounds for 7- to 12-years-old

1,370 sq.m
of playgrounds for 2- to 6-years-old

8,244 sq.m
of lawn

3,780 linear
metres of park benches

4 hectares
of uninterrupted parkland

A RENOVATED, ENLARGED, MORE EASILY ACCESSIBLE REGIONAL TRAIN (RER) STATION


 

The refurbishment of the main concourse will offer Paris-region travellers more comfort and services.

The reorganized, renovated concourse will be enlarged by over 50% to help passengers make their connections more
easily within the Châtelet-Les Halles station complex.

New lighting, new materials and redesigned signage will make the transportation complex more inviting and user-friendly.

The station’s security and safety systems will also be modernized, and the RER platforms and connecting corridors
between the Châtelet and Les Halles stations will be renovated.

12,672 sq.m
for the new transportation concourse

750,000
travellers per day (RER + metro)

Three new access points for the transportation complex:
> A direct access point at Place Marguerite de Navarre
> Two access points extending to Level -4 at Porte Berger and Porte Rambuteau

50% more space for travellers

 

Les Halles redevelopment project: find out more and express your opinion at the Public information space

Public information space
Place Joachim du Bellay (Fontaine des Innocents)
Open daily from 12.30 am to 7.30 pm

SEMPARISEINE AND THE CITY OF PARIS ARE DOING EVERYTHING POSSIBLE TO REDUCE CONSTRUCTION-RELATED INCONVENIENCES

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