A showcase of the “Territory of Culture and Creativity” of Saint-Denis for its strong growth and development potential, the Saint-Denis-Pleyel Metro Station is a unique opportunity for urban renewal focused on culture.
Line 15 of the future Grand Paris Express metro is a key feature of the Plaine Commune conurbation and the focus of a potential urban project encompassing its four stations in the area. At Pleyel, the new transport hub is planned as a mixed context consisting of residential units, offices, facilities and businesses relating to creative industries. A showcase for this “Territory of Culture and Creativity” and its strong growth and development potential, the station will converge Lines 14, 15 and 16 of the Grand Paris Express.
This project promotes a relevant, intertwined and unique offering that includes a Multimedia Library, co-working spaces, an art gallery, a catering space and shops. Its diversified range of uses targets a wide audience and provides an attractive living environment. Passengers are invited to walk around, work or learn, whether in the brightly-lit, majestic interior spaces, in the recreational Grand Plaza or the panoramic footbridge. The Multimedia Library may become a major attraction by offering a wide range of digital resources and long opening hours reflecting the operating times of trains.
The station is designed as a multidimensional giant prism structure that collects and reflects movements and cultures, similarly to an optical prism that diffracts the rays of light. Natural light flows freely and generously into the building through two glass rooftops, located above two vertical access shafts. Angled mirrors and other optical equipment reflect the solar energy into the deepest recesses. Lightly coloured sandblasted glass panes scatter the sunlight, and provide temperature control by reducing the amount of energy intake in the summer. At night, the lighting system uses different optical properties of luminescent materials at each floor to create a variety of ambiances in shades of pastel.
- Customer:Société du Grand Paris
- Team:Architecturestudio (lead consultant), Coulon Leblanc et associés, Concepto, Elioth, Acoustique Vivié et Associés, Eco Cités
- Program:Train station
- Surface:5 000 m²
- Cost:208 000 000 €
- Status:Competition 2014