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Rogers proposes 'Le Grand Paris'

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Ten international architects have been invited by French president Nicolas Sarkozy to present their vision of ‘Grand Paris’

In a bid to overhaul the fragmented city, the French government has launched a consultation process requesting architects including Richard Rogers, Jean Nouvel and Christian de Portzamparc to propose ways to improve one of the world’s most-visited cities.

Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners has worked with the London School of Economics (LSE), Arup and a number of French sociologists on the proposal, which it is hoped will unite Paris’s disparate communities.

‘The Paris of today will adapt to the challenges ahead, becoming “Le Grand Paris” of tomorrow, a metropolitan Paris better equipped to face the ecological, socio-economic and urban challenges of the future city,’ said Mike Davies, project architect, in the introduction to a report for the proposal.

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