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Paris metropolis 2020

The digital model

A world first, developed in partnership with Google and JCDecaux, this extremely big 37m2 digital model will initially present large urban areas undergoing development, as well as over 1200 on Google Earth.

Making of

From the plaster model of Paris built on a 1/2000 scale in the 1990s to the digital model enabling visitors to truly discover the area.

A technological first

The model was developed using Liquid Galaxy software and Google Earth, the leading geographical navigation software, downloaded over a billion times around the globe. The 37m² digital model, for the first time, enables visitors to view the city in HD.

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An interactive and educational experience

With this easy-to-use model, visitors can take guided tours, navigate along geographical or thematic lines or search for points of interest. Suitable for all types of visitors: children, students, Parisians and residents of the Ile de France, French or Foreign professionals, the model is an invitation to explore the heart of the metropolitan area.

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The City of Tomorrow on Display Today

With over 1300 factors at the time of inauguration, Paris Métropole 2020 aims to present an overall view of the challenges faced by the entire metropolitan area, as well as the challenges of individual neighbourhoods.

From Paris to Le Havre, an altitude of 15 m to 50 km, a territory covering 12.000 km², 600 new urban territories, 700 projects

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A shared,
common and up-to-date tool

Paris, Métropole 2020 brings together all those (project owners, developers, architects, ...) involved in building a city and their work. The model is designed to be constantly and easily updated.

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Putting the Model in Place

Paris, Metropolis 2020, a project dear to the Pavillon de l'Arsenal and its partners, is a programme for sharing information, can also be accessed via the internet. Download "Paris metropolis 2020" and double-click on the file to open it with Google Earth.

Download the file Download Google Earth

Stakeholders

Digital model conception

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In accordance with its mission "to organize the world's information and make it universally accessible and useful", and using its Google Earth technology, Google developes specific applications for the digital model. This is an open-source program.
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JC Decaux. World Number 1.in outdoor public communication also contributed its technical expertise to the project as regards the design and upkeep of innovative urban furniture.

Structure and content

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l'APUR, Atelier Parisien d'Urbanisme, which developed, adapted and designed a series of maps especially for the model.
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The main development firms in Ile-de-France, who accepted to be a part of this model and provided basic summaries of their projects.

Interface integration and graphic design

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Digital savoir-faire

The exhibition

"Paris a city in the making" retraces, from the origins of the area, the common history of the municipalities comprising the metropolitan area so that all visitors are able to understand how the region as we know it came to be. Following a timeline, from the Middle Ages to tomorrow, over 1000 archived documents, photographs, maps, plans and films are on display.

Scientific Curation : Philippe Simon, architect.

Through its various modes of representation, approaches and materials this new permanent exhibition is suitable for all visitors, from French and International professionals to informed amateurs, to children and more broadly speaking, anyone living in the metropolitan area.

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1200 m2 to Understand the City of the Future

"Paris, a city in the making" presents, for the first time in the same place, all the architectural and urban happenings of Paris metropolis "where projects of all scales, types and dimensions are discussed, exchanged and shared with the residents, with those who breathe life into the cities" Anne Hidalgo.

Reconquer the riverbanks inside Paris, continue to build the city paying more attention to the faubourgs and post war Paris, build on new land, improve public transport and public areas, develop key architectures, building upwards... emphasis is placed on the contemporary era and the impact that the current changes will have on the every day lives of its 12,000,000 inhabitants.

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the permanent exhibition and digital model are developed in conjunction with the:

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Urban Department of the Municipality of Paris

Urban Department of the Municipality of Paris

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