La Défense CBD Urban Design, Paris
  • Location: Paris, France
  • Client: EPAD (Public Establishment of La Défense Planning)
  • Site Area: 150 ha
  • Discipline: traffic flow, public space, living space, industry ratio
  • Status: Program deepening and research stage
In the 1950s and 1960s, the development of La Défense CBD was hindered by the emergence of the diverted pedestrian-vehicles traffic mode, the lack of dynamism in the industry and the limited space in the urban areas. The project optimize the maximum use of the area through the integration of space, the increased connection system between the slow traffic and automobile traffic and the introduction of cultural and creative industries. Building the area into a multi-functional city model which can be continuously developed.