Porte de Montreuil: Reinventing Cities

Collective for Climate aims to make Porte de Montreuil the first zero carbon neighbourhood in Paris through an ambitious approach to sustainability.

Typologies of existing building blocks are referenced as a method of integrating new construction within the existing context.

Through the use of timber, an open facade, and the integration of plants, the building at Lot 3 amplifies the site's landscape character.

The project aims to build 80% of its superstructure in French cross-laminated timber (CLT) or stone and the entire fac╠žade in bio-sourced materials such as terracotta, brick and hemp.

To further reduce carbon footprint during construction, 80% of materials will be sourced from Paris and its surroundings.

The project restores vegetation, encourages low-carbon mobility and includes activities that will foster sustainable living such as zero-waste food and beverage outlets and a grand hall dedicated to an ongoing flea market.

Internally the design considers the life cycle of the buildings beyond initial use. Office spaces are designed in modules that are easily converted to apartments.

Paris, France
Office, Retail, Hotel
50,000 sqm
City of Paris
Design ongoing
Design Partners
Atelier Georges, Bond Society, Tatiana Bilbao Estudio