Mobility, sobriety and environmental transitions

Conference, seminar, debate

Antoine Grumbach

Cité de l'architecture et du patrimoine, Paris

As part of the exhibition devoted to the metro, its history and the urban transformations associated with it.

By 2050, two-thirds of humanity will live in urban centres. Most of the world’s major metropolises are experiencing the first effects of overpopulation and global warming. The Grand Paris Express offers an opportunity to collectively question our urban model, from the scale of the station district to that of the metropolis as a whole, which is still largely marked by imbalances between the centre and the periphery. By enabling suburb-to-suburb travel, this new network will create the conditions for shared resilience.


Olivier Namias, architecture critic and journalist, Le Moniteur Architecture AMC
Frédérique Aït-Touati, philosopher and director, founder of Zone Critique, a platform for creation and research
Michel Desvigne, landscape architect, representative of the group of architects and town planners in charge of redeveloping the Plateau de Saclay
Paul-Emmanuel Loiret, architect, co-designer and chairman of the Fabrique Cycle Terre, the first factory to produce raw earth materials from recycled rubble from the Greater Paris area
Antoine Grumbach, architect and urban planner, designer of Yeux du ciel (Eyes in the Sky), a work of land art made from the excavated earth of Greater Paris
Agnès Marin, landscape architect, co-designer of the Sempin park project, created using excavated earth from the Greater Paris area

Cité de l'architecture et du patrimoine

1 Pl. du Trocadéro et du 11 Novembre
75116 Paris