Located between the Seine and the Gare d’Austerlitz’s railway network, the Paris Rive Gauche joint development zone is an exceptional demonstration of urban planning. Once an industrial site, it has undergone a remarkable transformation. Today it is both a residential neighborhood, with local shops, bicycle and pedestrian paths and universities, and a business center dense with office buildings.
Launched in 1994 with the creation of the Bibliothèque Nationale de France, it is a symbol of the energy and potential of a constantly evolving Paris. Covering 130 hectares and reaching all the way to Ivry, it includes the works of internationally renowned architects such as Kengo Kuma, Jean Nouvel and Norman Foster.