Jardins de l'Arche
Urban recomposition operation
Planner: Paris La Défense Urban studies: TGT and François Leclercq Urban planner: AWP Architect paysagist: Topotek Paris La Défense Arena, the largest indoor venue in Europe - 40 000 seats, offices Homes (One) / Student homes (Skylight) Higher education institution (Ieseg) Restaurants & pop-up stores on the public space / retail / hotels (CitizenM, Jardins de l’Arche tower) Public equipments Surface area: 15 HA (37 AC) Location: Nanterre, Jardins de l’Arche
Jardins de l’Arche: a major Paris Region tourist destination and event venue
The Jardins de l’Arche neighborhood, located at the foot of the Grande Arche in Nanterre, is currently under construction. It will be home to the Arena Nanterre La Défense, slated for delivery in late 2016, and promises to stand out as a major social and entertainment hub as of early 2017, enhancing Paris La Défense as a tourism hot spot in Greater Paris.
This new neighborhood will capitalize on the construction of the Arena Nanterre La Défense, making it a major regional tourist destination just 10 minutes from downtown Paris. The Arena Nanterre La Défense sports and entertainment complex will have a capacity of up to 40,000 spectators and feature 355,000 ft² (33,000 m²) of offices.
The neighborhood will also see the first residential developments in La Défense in 30 years (Skylight and One), as well as the creation of a campus for IESEG, a leading business school, and the construction of a 170-room CitizenM boutique hotel.
Built around a monumental promenade developed by EPADESA, linking Paris la Défense to the Arena, the Jardins de l’Arche project is designed to accommodate thousands of people before and after sporting and cultural events. The Jardins will also be home to small pavilions, both pop-up and permanent, built to host events and enliven the neighborhood's urban spirit.