Edition Saint-Denis 2020/2021

Contest Task

Saint-Denis, medieval city and industrial place with great working-class, has deeply evolved and adapted to the needs of its time. Rich in history and patrimony, during the last 30 years has undergone an unprecedented change. With a representative demographic growth, nowadays Saint-Denis has more than 109,000 inhabitants and welcomes new ones thanks to a policy of building housing - including social - very dynamic and a living environment constantly improving. The Olympic and Paralympic Games (2024) and "Grand Paris", a project that aims to transform the metropolitan area of Paris into a major world metropolis of the XXI Century in order to improve the living environment of the inhabitants and build a sustainable city, are relevant accelerators for the development of Saint-Denis.

In the 16th international edition of the Saint-Gobain Student Contest the task is to design a Sustainable Development Park combining residential, educational and recreational functions.The Paris 2020 / 2021 challenge is to convert the zone of post-industrial site of Coignet Enterprise in Saint-Denis into a green living, learning and recreation area respecting both traces of historical heritage of the place and modern neighborhood sustainable development needs.

Students will be asked to propose:

- Masterplan explaining the organization of whole site, its character, internal and external connections.

- Design of Residential.Educational function composed of 25┬░-300 flats and an elementary school (with Kindergarten) of 18 classes.

- Preservation and revitalization ideas for historical objects on the site.