Miralles Tagliabue EMBT and Enric Miralles Foundation travelling from Barcelona to Grand Paris.
Our studio and the foundation work like reflections where practice and research are combined under one roof. The foundation is an Experimentation Centre, a platform for investigation in collaboration with cultural centres worldwide, international exchanges and residency programs; also serving as a research support for the main studio itself.
Within this context, CLICHY - MONTFERMEIL METRO STATION is also supported by the current student projects which are taking place in the Foundation during our master program, in collaboration with the Universitat Politécnica de Catalunya (UPC). The Grand Paris is an ambitious project which aims to improve the existing transport network and regenerate the suburban neighbourhoods significantly.
Our station of Clichy Montfermeil is located at the border of the two suburb small towns: Clichy-sous-bois and Montfermeil, and is an important pole of connectivity between the metro network, the new tram line and other bus lines. This suburban rundown area has been shadowed by the development of the rest of the city, losing importance over time and becoming a scene where violent riots and other dramatic events took place in 2005.
This new station will connect Paris to Clichy-sous-bois and to Montfermeil, incorporating it into the Grand Paris metro network, becoming an intrinsic element for the renewal of these satellite areas. It will provide inhabitants new and easy ways to access their working places, all over the Ille de France region. For its relevance and location, this station is currently considered as an emblematic pit stop for the Grand Paris. Our station will give a new identity to the place and a new way of living the city, where the culture of the inhabitants of the area is reflected in the architecture through colour, joy and optimism.
Curator : Benedetta Tagliabue / Miralles Tagliabue EMBT
Exhibition design : Miralles Tagliabue EMBT
Coordinators: Elena Nedelcu, Nazaret Busto
Design team: Pablo Maal, Alexandra Antal, Cristina Marcu, Lorenzo Trucato, Wei Song
SPONSOR organization：Enric Miralles Foundation , Institut Ramon Llul