Athletes' Village

Located in the municipalities of Saint-Denis, Saint-Ouen-sur-Seine and L’Île-Saint-Denis, the Athletes’ Village will host the competitors for the duration of the Games.

It will then become a new neighbourhood with housing, shops, facilities and green open spaces.

 

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The Athletes’ Village in 2025

Fronting the Seine, the Athletes’ Village is a project that links the urban municipalities of Saint-Denis, Saint-Ouen-sur-Seine and L’Île-Saint-Denis.

Spanning from the historical part of Saint-Ouen-sur-Seine to the Pleyel district on the Saint-Denis side, the project is being developed very close to one of the largest stations in the Grand Paris Express network. With the centre of the Village opening onto the Seine, a new pedestrian walkway will be constructed over the Seine river to provide access to l’Ile-Saint-Denis, enhancing the connection between two river banks.

Upon completion of the Games, the athletes’ accommodation will be transformed in order to create a lively neighbourhood available to all and offering a mix of uses. The Village will then contain both family and student accommodation (including 25-40% social housing, with the proportion varying by municipalities), commercial activities and a variety of shops and services on the ground floor of the buildings. The neighbourhood will also benefit from new public facilities: two schools (nursery and primary schools), 2 nurseries, a renovated high school and new sports facilities.

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The Athletes’ Village will embody 21st century urban development

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With around 7 hectares of green open spaces, nature plays an essential role within the Athletes’ Village site. New parklands, public open spaces and renovated river banks will offer places to walk, relax and practice leisure activities.

The Athletes’ Village embodies 21st century urban planning, through good energy performance, carbon neutrality and strong emphasis on biodiversity. The redevelopment of the area is also designed to promote “living together” and the development of an inclusive society, taking into account the diversity of needs of each citizen, in particular those with disabilities.

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In figures

 

In Saint-Ouen-sur-Seine and Saint-Denis

• 1,715 housing units (including 25 to 40% social housing depending on the municipalities),

• 750 specific housing units (e.g. for students, the elderly),

• 1 school group (nursery and elementary schools) in Saint-Ouen-sur-Seine,

• 1 school group (nursery and elementary schools) and a new gymnasium in Saint-Denis,

• The Pablo Neruda gymnasium in Saint-Ouen rehabilitated and extended,

• 1 park of 2.5 ha,

• 117,000 m² of business, offices and services,

• 2,000 m² of local shops,

• 2 nurseries with 30 cribs each.

In L’Île-Saint-Denis

• 320 family housing units (including 90 social housing units and 20 social home ownership units),

• 1 student residence with 142 rooms,

• 1 urban park of 1.3 ha,

• 1 hotel with 115 rooms,

• 2 office buildings,

• 1,850 m² of shops,

• 1 water sports centre of 1,200 m²,

• 1 Cité des Arts of 1,500m².

The Village during the Games

The Olympic Games will take place from 26 July to 11 August 2024 and the Paralympic Games from 28 August to 8 September 2024.

Located less than 5 minutes from the Stade de France, the Village is designed to facilitate the reception and travel of the athletes. It will accomodate around 14,000 athletes and accompanying staff and families:

The Olympic Square, an international zone open onto the Seine, which will serve as a meeting place for the athletes and their families.

A residential zone, around the Cité du Cinéma.

An operational zone connected to the road networks (A86 and A1).

Designers : Dominique Perrault, Architect – representative ; Une Fabrique de la Ville ; INGEROP ; TER ; CITEC , Urban-Eco ; Jean-Paul Lamoureux

The project in Images

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1. L'Île-Saint-Denis riverside eco-district 2. Crossing the Seine 3. The noise barrier on the A86 motorway 4. Olympic Square 5. The Finot mail 6. The redevelopment of the banks of the Seine / requalification of the RD1
7. New housing 8. New shops 9. New equipment 10. Offices, activities 11. Large park 12. Burying of high-voltage lines

The actors of the project

The Schedule

  • 2019

    Completion of studies

  • 2020

    Site preparation

    Several months are needed to deconstruct some of the buildings and prepare the land for future construction.

  • 2021-2023

    Construction work

    Public spaces

    Buildings

    Equipment

  • 2024

    Olympic and Paralympic Games

  • 2025

    Village reversibility works

    Reconversion of athletes’ accommodation into family housing, student housing, offices, activities…

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