The Athletes Village
The challenge of the Village was to identify a sufficiently large and well-laid out area to allow easy circulation within it, in Île-de-France, a region that is already very dense.
The future Village will be built in an ideal, accessible area, on the edge of the Seine, within a limited perimeter.
The chosen site, within the communes of Saint-Denis, Saint-Ouen-sur-Seine and Ile-Saint-Denis, will also be a powerful level for development in a thriving area, where future projects will benefit from the accelerator effect of the event.
Transport, a crucial issue
The site is in a dense perimeter: its radius measures less than 500m, which equates to less than 15 minutes on foot from one end to the other. From the Athletes Village, both the Stade de France (stadium) and the future Aquatics Centre will be less than 5 minutes by car. With the proximity of the A1 and A86 motorways, which will have a dedicated traffic corridor during the Games, 22 out of 28 sports will be less than 10km away and 85% of athletes less than 30 minutes from their competition site.
After the Games
In the heart of the Pleyel neighbourhood, after the Games, the Village will become a living and working space, in a natural setting with exceptional architecture.
Connected to other neighbourhoods in the area, on the edge of the Seine, it will benefit from the presence of the Cité du Cinéma and will be easily accessible by public transport, linked to the Grand Paris Express and the Saint-Denis Pleyel Station (lines 14, 15 and 16).
Furthermore, the neighbourhood will benefit from developments carried out for the construction of the Village, in particular a new Seine crossing, the laying of very high voltage power lines and the A86 noise barrier straddling the Seine.
During the Games
A residential zone
About 14,000 beds in the Village for the athletes and those accompanying the delegations, over three areas on both sides of the Seine.
The Olympic square
A huge plaza, the epicentre and living quarters for the athletes, bringing together restaurants, services, stores, etc.
An operational area
To the south-east of the site, where the bus station will be, the operational area will be continuously open, allowing athletes to get to their competition site.
An area with very high energetic performance
7 ha of green public spaces: a new park; an avenue to extend Boulevard Finot; redevelopment to the banks of the Seine; hillsides recreated…
Housing, offices and stores for all
2,200 family homes, 980 special accommodation units, 100,000 m² tertiary activities, 14,000 m² activities, stores and services at ground-floor level…
9,000 m² of new public facilities
2 school complexes, 2 nurseries, 1 renovated and extended gym, 1 college rebuilt. Bicycle and pedestrian connections, 1 fire station and 1 advanced police department base.
Who is building the Athletes Village?
On the Saint-Ouen side
The Media Cluster
The chosen site, in the communes of Dugny, Bourget and La Courneuve perfectly meets the criteria needed for the Games. It will accommodate the Media Village (accommodation for journalists and media technicians) in Dugny and 2 sports pavilions: one for shooting in La Courneuve and the other for volley ball, wheelchair basketball and wheelchair rugby, within the Bourget sports centre.
The location of the Media Village in Dugny was chosen for its proximity to the Media Centre in the Bourget exhibition centre - the place where the 25,000 journalists and technicians will work during the Games.
It was also informed by the pre-existing considerations about ongoing planning in the town of Dugny in the area of the T11 station (Épinay-Le Bourget), which will allow the development of a new neighbourhood with 1,300 houses, able to host approximately 2,800 journalists and technicians during the Games.
An ambitious urban project
The Media Cluster will be used as a way to create better communication between the city, the parks (including the 3rd largest in Île-de-France, the Natura 2000 site), and the new T11 station, opened in 2017. More widely, the project will allow Dugny and Le Bourget to be connected to each other and to the central station (RER B, Métro Grand Paris Express 16 and 17, Tramway T11), as well as to the Exhibition Centre and the Le Bourget airport, via the new crossing over the A1 motorway.
And after the Games?
A city garden
A city garden with more green spaces
A better connected area
(new A1 motorway crossing, new pedestrian and bicycle connections, etc.)
New facilities, accommodation and activities
(new sports centre and school in Le Bourget, creation of 1,300 family homes in Dugny as well as a school complex, a gym and a nursery, establishment of various businesses and shops, etc.)
Who is building the Media Cluster?
On the side of Dugny, Le Bourget & La Courneuve
Direct project management of public infrastructure
As part of its mission as developer, SOLIDEO will take care of the project management of public infrastructure that will support the new eco-districts, which will become the Athletes Village and Media Cluster. These new infrastructures will be built on behalf of local government and will make up part of the heritage left to the local areas.
More than a dozen public infrastructures will be created in the two urban development zones, offering urban services that are essential for the well-being of inhabitants and users, with the creation of three school complexes, three gyms, extensions to sports facilities, a land and river rescue centre, ground-floor nurseries. There will also be a pedestrian footbridge and public transports linking the communes of Le Bourget and Dugny and other types of venues and infrastructures.
In addition, thanks to the organisation of the Games, the local areas will benefit from special grants to enhance the existing sports facilities. In this way, the sport centres of Île des Vannes in Île-Saint-Denis and Pablo Neruda in Saint-Ouen-sur-Seine will be renovated to allow athletes to train there. The Grande Nef in Île des Vannes, a work of art with Historic Monument status, will be renovated for summer 2024.
In accordance with our ambition to radically transform how construction takes place in France, to participate in the low carbon track of the Paris Agreement on climate change, these operations are the opportunity for SOLIDEO to apply these ambitions in a direct way, as we do with high architectural and urban quality, environmental excellence and universal accessibility, to make pioneering structures for the benefit of the city in 2050.