France’s Europa City Pushes Urban Design Limits


Europa City, a planned development outside Paris in Triangle de Gonesse, seeks to meld a dense urban environment with a lush, green landscape. The result is a Starship Enterprise-like design that could easily double as a sci-fi set and bears little resemblance to a typical city. A central artery will accommodate bikes and electric-powered people movers. Other features include lengthy walkways, ample parks, and subterranean buildings. According to ArchDaily, the Danish architecture firm BIG has been awarded to the contract to develop the site.

Blueprints for Europa City

Coverage in ArchDaily

Europa City, main site

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