08.11.2023 — 02.06.2024

Metro ! Greater Paris on the move

Antoine Grumbach

Cité de l'architecture et du patrimoine, Paris

Métro! Greater Paris on the move

The huge construction site currently underway for the Grand Paris express offers an exceptional opportunity to reconsider mobility on the scale of a territory – that of a metropolis of 12 million inhabitants. With its double loop and 4 new metro lines, the network under construction will irrigate territories, create new hubs and new types of public buildings, in particular to improve suburb-to-suburb travel: an infrastructure that gives substance to the Greater Paris whose contours have been constantly redrawn over the last century. Sixty-eight new “stations” in all, where architects and artists have worked together to design a place to serve local residents.

The aim of this exhibition is to take an interest in both mobility and urbanity, combining the history of technology, visionary projects and the fictional world of the metro, projecting visitors into a new mental map of Greater Paris. The flowing course of the exhibition showcases French genius in the face of the contemporary challenges of the resilient city and the ecological transition.

Curators :

Dominique Perrault, urban planning architect
Francis Rambert, Director of Architectural Creation, Cité de l’architecture et du patrimoine
Jean-Marc Hofman, Assistant Curator, Galerie des moulages, Cité de l’architecture et du patrimoine

Cité de l'architecture et du patrimoine

1 Pl. du Trocadéro et du 11 Novembre,
75116 Paris


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