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FAIRE Urban Design 2018

Inventing a Metropolitan Signage

Deployment of the device in the summer of 2019

To promote the outskirts of Grand Paris, the team proposes the use of metropolitan signage in Parisian neighborhoods to indicate a series of remarkable destinations in the Ile de France that are easily accessible by bike or public transportation, but which are not yet part of the Parisian repertoire.

To promote the outskirts of Grand Paris, the team proposes the use of metropolitan signage in Parisian neighborhoods to indicate a series of remarkable destinations in the Ile de France that are easily accessible by bike or public transportation, but which are not yet part of the Parisian repertoire.

" Ten kilometers separate the Jardin du Luxembourg, 22 ha in size, from the Parc de Sceaux, 180 ha in size. Six kilometers separate Place de la République from the quais along the Canal de l’Ourcq in Pantin, which is emerging as a major cultural hub of Grand Paris. And 12 kilometers separate the center of Paris from the Parc de Saint-Cloud, which, at 460 ha in size, is bigger than the 120 ha that make up Central Park. These destinations can readily be reached by bicycle or public transportation, yet they are not a part of the Parisian repertoire. One even senses that there is an insurmountable chasm between the two sides of Paris’ ring road, the périphérique. For these metropolitan points of interest to be appropriated more fully, they need better information, of which signage forms an important part. When we see signs for Concorde, Nation, or Bastille, these areas come to form part of our mental maps. When you arrive at the city gates, you see signage that instantly tells you that you are in the suburbs, and no longer in Paris.  To promote the outskirts of Grand Paris, we must therefore install metropolitan signage in all of Paris’ neighborhoods. This is especially important for regulating tourist flows at a time when cities such as Amsterdam or Venice have been forced to implement drastic measures to avoid the total saturation of their city centers. This new signage demands a different design from the one used for Paris to give a sense of the scale within which viewers locate themselves. Enlarge your Paris, a Grand Paris cultural organization, and Les Magasins Généraux, a creative center in Pantin, which created the first Guide for Grand Parisians, propose to undertake this project ahead of the 2024 Olympic Games. "



PROJECT PARTICIPANTS
Enlarge your Paris, Magasins généraux
MAISON LA ROCHE / VILLA SAVOYE
"Le Corbusier's centenary work" 1h20 by transilien - 26km by bike


PALAIS DE TOKYO / MAGASINS GÉNÉRAUX
"New creative centre on the waterfront" 50min by metro - 12km by bike


NOTRE-DAME / BASILICA-SAINT-DENIS
"The necropolis of the kings and queens of France " 45min by metro - 32km by bike


MUSÉE D'ORSAY / AUVERS-SUR-OISE
"Van Gogh's paintings in real life " 1h30 by transilien - 30km by bike


MUSÉE MARMOTTAN / ILE DES IMPRESSIONNISTES
"Dive into Monet's landscapes " 50min by RER - 11km by bike


FONDATION HENRI CARTIER-BRESSON / MAISON DE LA PHOTOGRAPHIE ROBERT DOISNEAU
"40min by RER - 8km by bike


JARDIN DES PLANTES / POTAGER DU ROI
"One of the oldest vegetable gardens in France " 1h by RER - 20km by bike


BASSIN DE LA VILLETTE / VAGUE À SURF
"CA FARTE DANS LE GRAND PARIS " 1h40 by RER - 34km by bike


TOUR SAINT-JACQUES / COLLEGIATE CHURCH NOTRE-DAME
"Gothic jewel on the banks of the Seine" 1h15 by transilien - 55km by bike


BOULEVARD PARIS 13 / VITRY

"As colourful as the 13th arrondissement" 45min by RER - 7km by bike


RIVES DE SEINE / MEDIEVAL CITY OF PROVINS
"1h45 by transilien - 88km by bike


RIVES DE SEINE / CHÂTEAU DE VERSAILLES
"55min by RER - 21km by bike


RIVES DE SEINE / CHÂTEAU DE FONTAINEBLEAU
"La vraie demeure des rois" 1h20 by transilien - 68km by bike


PAVILION OF THE ARSENAL / METRO FACTORY
"The full-scale replica of the future Grand Paris Express" 50min by metro - 10km by bike


PARIS CENTRE / EXCENTRAL PARK
"The Saint-Cloud park, 120 hectares larger than Central Park " 50min by metro - 10km by bike


BUTTES CHAUMONT PARK / GEORGES-VALBON PARK
"17 times the Buttes-Chaumont " 45min by RER - 9km by bike


PARC DE LA VILLETTE / PARC DE LA POUDRERIE
"A canon park 4 times bigger than the Villette " 45min by RER - 14km by bike


RODIN MUSEUM PARIS / RODIN MUSEUM MEUDON
"In the home of the sculptor" 40min by transilien - 8km by bike

MARMOTTAN MUSEUM / CAILLEBOTTE PROPERTY
"In the intimacy of the Impressionists" 1h20 by RER - 7km by bike

MUSÉE DES ARTS ET MÉTIERS / MUSÉE DE L'AIR ET DE L'ESPACE
"From the first planes to the Arianne rocket" 50min by RER - 11km by bike

MUSÉE DU QUAI BRANLY / MUSÉE DE L'ARCHÉOLOGIE NATIONALE
"50min by RER - 20km by bike

MUSÉE DE L'ARMÉE / MUSÉE DE LA GRANDE GUERRE
"To learn everything about the First World War" 1h40 by transilien - 56km by bike

MEMORIAL OF THE SHOAH PARIS / MEMORIAL OF THE SHOAH DRANCY
"The other place of memory of the Shoah" 60min by metro - 15km by bike

MAISON VICTOR HUGO / MAISON DE CHATEAUBRIAND
"Villa de rêve à Châtenay-Malabry " 65min by RER - 15km by bike

MAISON VICTOR HUGO / CHÂTEAU DE MONTE-CRISTO
"The lair imagined by Alexandre Dumas at Port-Marly" 1h10 by RER - 25km by bike

LAC DAUMESNIL / LAC D'ENHGHIEN
"The riviera of Greater Paris " 50min by transilien - 20km by bike

ARĒNES DE LUTÈCE / AQUEDUC MÉDICIS
"Le pond du Gard bis " 26min by RER - 7km by bike


ILE SAINT-LOUIS / ILE SAINT-GERMAIN
"Paradise lost easy to find " 40min by RER - 11km by bike

COULÉE VERTE RENÉ-DUMONT / FORÊT DE FONTAINEBLEAU
"500 km of hiking trails" 45min by transilien - 60km by bike

STRAVINSKY FOUNTAIN / PARVIS DE LA DÉFENSE
"An art gallery covering more than 3 hectares " 25min by RER - 9km by bike

CENTRE POMPIDOU / MAC VAL
"Contemporary art in France since the 1950s " 45min by metro - 10km by bike

BUTTE MONTMARTRE / BUTTE DES CHATAIGNIERS
"Panorama of Greater and Lesser Paris" 55min by transilien - 15km by bike

BUTTE MONTMARTRE / BUTTE D'ORGEMONT
"The Rooftop of Greater Paris" 60min by train - 14km by bike

BOIS DE VINCENNES / OISE - PAYS DE FRANCE NATURAL PARK
"20,000 hectares of forest" 1h15 by RER - 42km by bike

BOIS DE VINCENNES / PARC NATUREL DU GATINAIS FRANCAIS
"The land of a thousand glades" 1 hour by RER - 38km by bike

BOIS DE VINCENNES / VEXIN FRANCAIS NATURE PARK
"Aux portes de la Normandie" 1h40 by transilien - 57km by bike

BOIS DE VINCENNES / HAUTE VALLÉE DE CHEVREUSE NATURE PARK
"81 times the Bois de Vincennes" 1h10 by RER - 37km by bike

BASTILLE / JEU DE PAUME HALL
"From the ancestor of tennis to human rights" 1h by RER - 22km by bike

BASSIN DE LA VILLETTE / STREET ART AVENUE
"GALERIE D'ART LE LONG DU CANAL SAINT-DENIS " 15min by metro - 2km by bike

NATIONAL ARCHIVES MUSEUM / NATIONAL ARCHIVES
"Le disque dur de la France" 50mn by metro - 11km by bike

ARENES DE LUTECE / AQUEDUC MEDICIS
"Le pont du Gard bis" 26mn by RER - 7km by bike

LUXEMBOURG GARDEN / SCEAUX PARK
"8 x the Luxembourg garden" 22mn by RER - 11km by bike

THE LANDSCAPES OF AUVERS-SUR-OISE
"Van Gogh's paintings in real life" 1h30 by Transilien - 30km by bike

GEORGES BRASSENS PARK / MEUDON FOREST
"The closest forest to Paris" - 45 minutes by transilien - 10km by bike

PARC ANDRE CITROËN / FORET DE FAUSSES-REPOSES
"A forest that is not lacking in relief" - 45 minutes by transilien - 10km by bike

CHAMPS DE MARS / FOREST OF RAMBOUILLET
"A forest twice the size of Paris" - 1h05 by train - 50km by bike

JARDIN DES TUILERIES / CARNELLE FOREST
"The forest where the telegraph was born" - 1h05 by train - 35km by bike

PARC MONCEAU / SAINT-GERMAIN-EN-LAYE
"437 x larger than Parc Monceau" - 40min by train - 20km by bike

BUTTE MONTMARTRE / LA ROCHE-GUYON
"One of the most beautiful landscapes in Greater Paris" - 1h25 by train - 71km by bike

BUTTE MONTMARTRE / LA BUTTE DES CHÂTAIGNIERS

"Panoramic view of Greater and Lesser Paris" - 55mn by train - 15km by bike

BASSIN DE LA VILLETTE / LA BOUCLE DE LA MARNE 
"For a walk in the countryside and by the water" - 43mn by train - 17km by bike

BUTTES-CHAUMONT / FORÊT DES VALLIERES

"10 times bigger than the Buttes-Chaumont" - 1h15 by train - 33km by bike

PARC DE BELLEVILLE / FORÊT DE MONTMORENCY

"489 x larger than Belleville Park" - 52mn by train - 24km by bike

PARC DE BERCY / FORÊT DE FERRIERES
"207 x larger than Bercy Park" - 55mn by train - 30km by bike

MONTSOURIS PARK / GIF-SUR-YVETTE FOREST 

"15 x larger than Montsouris Park" - 40mn by transilien - 25km by bike

THE PROMENADE PLANTEE / THE GREEN CORRIDOR OF SOUTHERN PARIS
"A green ribbon through Greater Paris" - 37 minutes by train - 7 km by bike

THE PLANT GARDEN / THE ALBERT KAHN GARDEN
"A journey from Kyoto to the Vosges forest" - 31mn by train - 13km by bike

THE ARCOLE BRIDGE / THE AVRE BRIDGE
"One of the most beautiful views of the Seine" - 50mn by train - 12km by bike

PARIS OBSERVATORY / MEUDON OBSERVATORY
"The perfect viewpoint to contemplate Paris" - 40mn by train - 11km by bike

PORT DE L'ARSENAL / LE PORT DE CONFLANS-SAINTE-HONORINE
"The temple of inland navigation" - 50 minutes by train - 31km by bike

INVALIDES / CHÂTEAU DE MALMAISON

"The residence of Napoleon and Josephine" - 1h15 by train - 15km by bike

FONDATION DUBUFFET PARIS / LA VILLA FALBALA

"The monumental work of Jean Dubuffet" - 1h30 by train - 28km by bike


THE LOUVRE / THE RENAISSANCE MUSEUM
"The only museum in France entirely dedicated to the Renaissance" - 1 hour by train - 21km by bike

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