The Courthouse

Paris, 17th arrondissement

The development of the project has, on the one hand, followed guidelines for the achievement of certain sustainability standards and social cohesion objectives, but, on the other hand, it has also dedicated great importance to the physical and territorial context in which it was going to be inserted, so as to be a real and own mending of the urban fabric of the city of Paris.

The project area is located in the 17th arrondissement – one of the 20 metropolitan districts in which the city is organized since 1860 thanks to the urban planner George Haussmann – known as Batignolles-Monceau, that is on the right bank of the River Seine and is divided into 4 administrative districts: Ternes and Monceau in the southwestern part; the Batignolles district, in the middle; and the Épinettes district, in the northeastern part.

What is very interesting to know about the history of the Batignolles district is that it was an independent village outside Paris until 1860, when the emperor Napoleon III annexed it to the capital.

In the 19th century it has become one of the most important centres of the capital’s cultural life as well as the base for the French impressionist painter Édouard Manet and his friends (amongst them Émile Zola, August Renoir and Edgar Degas) known as the “Groupe des Batignolles“.

The 54 hectars of land, where the current project of the Clichy-Batignolles district is located, belonged to the France’s first rail line and steadily fell into disuse during the 1970s.

At the beginning of the 20th century was designed a project for the regeneration of the area and for its transformation into the athlete’s village for the 2012 Summer Olympics, which Paris was nominated to host. Nevertheless, the dossier failed to convince the Olympic Committee and the project didn’t proceed.

  • 2001

    Launch of the Clichy-Batignolles development project.

  • 2004

    Selection of urban project and architect, urban planner and landscaper F.Grether / J.Osty.

  • 2007

    Opening of an initial 4.5-hectare section of the Martin-Luther-King Park

  • 2012

    Delivery of the first apartment block (96 owner housing and 20 social housing apartments).

  • 2014

    Opening of the first shops on rue Cardinet.

    Public opening of 2/3 of the park (6,5 hectares)

    Works begin on metro line 14 and T3 tramway line and on the new Paris Courthouse and regional judicial police.

  • 2015

    Delivery of most of the buildings located between the park and Avenue De Clichy.

  • NOW

    Metro line M14 will serve Pont Cardinet and Porte de Clichy stations.
    The park is 60% complete.
    Expected Achievement of the energy savings standards.

  • 2021-2022

    Completion of the work



Clichy-Batignolles Project
Group 4

thanks to aurelien francois for the photos

Prof. Pesaro Giulia

Ass. Gazzola Veronica