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Paris: World ecological capital in 2050

Paris in 2050 will be a city with positive energy plant towers, solar and hydrodynamic, bridge houses, sustainable apartments, and beehive-style apartment buildings.

Paris does not seem to stand still in this shaped in the image of Haussmann,  with ever-multiplying architectural projects to make the capital city greener and a more connected.


PARIS SMART CITY 2050 is the result of a study that was conducted during the summer of 2014 for the City of Paris by the agency “Vincent Callebaut Architectures ” and ” Setec Bâtiment”. They envisaged a green town, functional and eco-friendly, with zero carbon emissions and zero waste!


The project offers 8 strongly supportive prototypes that are coming through in characteristic districts of Paris:


1. In the heart of Paris’ history “MOUNTAIN TOWERS”:
Rue Rivoli, 1st arrondissement
The solar and hydrodynamic plant towers. The project aims to triple vertical of apartments on each Parisian island, and to densify and re-naturalize this type of planning.


2. In the small belt of Paris “ANTISMOG TOWERS”:
14th arrondissement
Towers of gardened apartments with an architectural flare, along an eco-corridor of 23 km.


3. Central Park in Paris “PHOTOSYNTHESIS TOWERS”:
Tour Montparnasse, 15th arrondissement
A spiral central park with vertical green algae bio-facades coat the Montparnasse tower and the building C and the Express Tower.


4. A new field of social innovation “BAMBOO NEST TOWERS”:
Ensemble Massena, 13th arrondissement
This project aims to re-naturalize the thirteen towers of apartments of Massena (the highest concentration of towers of Paris)
The thermodynamic towers allow you to have vegetable gardens on balconies, and resident farmers can grow their own organic food.


5. The apartments which the bees envy “HONEYCOMB TOWERS”:
Porte des Lilas, 20th arrondissement
A hive of apartments offering to double the height of buildings using this parasitic architecture. Supporting animal welfare and of apartment and also creating hanging gardens and orchards.


6. The farm in the city “FARMSCRAPERS TOWERS”:
Porte d’Aubervilliers, 19th arrondissement
A vertical farm recreating the countryside in the outskirts of the city.
A real city neighborhood, which reduces the use transport and re-naturalizes public and private spaces.


7. Apartments in an urban Mangrove “MANGROVE TOWERS”:
Gare du nord, 10th arrondissement
Branched photosensitive towers between which they are located directly above the platforms of the Gare du Nord. These towers will be home to offices, hotels and apartments for international and traveling clients


8. Apartments for zero carbon emissions and zero waste! « BRIDGE TOWERS »:
Pont Aval, 16th arrondissement and Pont Amont, 12th arrondissement.
Bridge landscapes with amphibian apartments along the Seine.
A new kind of urban and social innovation in terms of multi-family housing.



Pictures of furnished apartment rentals in Paris by Lodgis

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