Team Benthem Crouwel Architects has been selected on the 12th of February by Société du Grand Pari
s for the design of three above-ground metro stations and viaduct of the prestigious project Ligne 18, a new metro line in Paris.
The new metro line, Grand Paris Express Ligne 18
, runs from Orly airport to Versailles. The metro line is 35 km long, of which 22 km is underground and 14 km is above-ground, and includes ten metro stations. The realization of the project will cost 2.7 billion euros. Ligne 18
runs through the area Plateau de Saclay
, also known as the European Silicon Valley, where world-class universities, renowned polytechnics schools, research centers and high tech companies are located. Ligne 18
connects this important area to the metro network of Paris and gives an enormous boost to further developments of the region.
Benthem Crouwel Architects is to design Ligne 18
with the following team parties:
- Architectural offices Benthem Crouwel Architects and Atelier Novembre for the design of
three above-ground stations Palaiseau, Orsay-Poison and Saint-Aubin;
- Explorations Architecture for the viaduct;
- L'Agence TER for the landscape design;
- 8'18" for the lighting design;
- Jean-Paul Lamoureux for the acoustics.
For more information, please contact Francine van den Berg (PR): fvandenberg[at]benthemcrouwel.nl.