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AURORE project

Feb 1, 2021 - Mar 9, 2021

Explanation of the deconstruction work on part of the slab near the patio des Reflets and details of the temporary traffic arrangements that will be put in place.

This deconstruction is necessary as part of the redevelopment of the patio des Reflets, to open a new square linking the current patio des Reflets to the Iris square.

Today, only the part closest to the patio des Reflets remains to be deconstructed (in grey below, the part in red having already been demolished).

Situation plan - Current situation

This deconstruction will take place between February and March with a maximum of 1 month of pure demolition and will be carried out in two stages. In the first phase, scheduled from 9 to 22 February, the area closest to the lifts will be demolished (in red below). The current path (green arrow) will not be affected.

Situation plan - Phase 1 (09/02 - 22/02)

During the second phase, scheduled from 23 February to 9 March, which concerns the part of the slab closest to the tobacco plant (in red below), a new pedestrian walkway (green arrow) will be proposed by creating a corridor through the current construction site right-of-way. This corridor will be moved away from the area so as to respect the necessary safety distances.

Direct pedestrian access between Place de l'Iris and the Patio des Reflets will nevertheless be cut off on the day this corridor is installed, and on the day it is removed.

Situation plan - Phase 2 (23/02 - 09/03)

The overall duration of this work is estimated at one month. The least noisy methods will be used, i.e. parts of the slabs will be chewed with BROKK and the beams will be sawn before being laid, thus limiting the use of BRH to a minimum. Dusting will be limited thanks to misting.

The shops in the area will remain accessible throughout the work and specific signage will be put in place.   As a reminder, the project to restructure and extend the Aurore Tower began in the summer of 2018 and has continued since the end of 2019 with the deconstruction of the adjacent BNP building, which will give way to a service pavilion comprising a café/commerce and brasserie with rooftop accessible to the public, an auditorium, company catering, a business centre and office space.

The Aurore project also provides for the development of the surroundings of the complex, designed to improve the accessibility and attractiveness of the Corolles-Reflets-Iris district. The demolition phase presented here contributes to the opening of the patio des Reflets on Place de l'Iris and to improving the legibility of the pedestrian walkway between the Corolles, Reflets and Iris levels, which will be highlighted in the redevelopment project for the surrounding public spaces carried out by Paris La Défense.

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