AMS The station of the future: a new urban paradigm?

La Fabrique de la Cité in partnership with the Amsterdam Institute for Advanced Metropolitan Solutions, the Dutch Embassy in France and the Atelier Néerlandais convened on 15 & 16 March 2018 80 French and Dutch experts to explore the station of the future from three angles of approach: the station as an intermodal node, as a lived space, and as an intelligent infrastructure. La Fabrique de la Cité wants to share, in a broader context, the results of this closed seminar and extend this reflection on the station, no longer conceived as a simple mobility infrastructure, but as a whole urban object, particularly from the project of the Grand Paris Express.

How does the station fit into the city and how does the city enter the station?
The station is no longer simply a mobility infrastructure: it is an urban object that must be considered as such. The walls of the station disappear; porosities and extensions are created. Stations are now a space crossed by fluxes and open to the city. This change of paradigm requires a new way of thinking about these spaces. Therefore, how can we ensure their coherent integration into the urban fabric?


16:30 Welcome
17:00 Introduction

  • Yo Kaminagai, Head of Design – Project general contracting, RATP

17:20 Discussion

  • Céciile Maisonneuve, President, La Fabrique de la Cité
  • Manuela Triggianese, Research fellow, AMS Institute

17:40 Round tables: the station enters the city & the city enters the station

  • Patrick Ropert, CEO, SNCF Gares et Connexions
  • Karen Bowie, Professeur, ENSA Paris-la-Villette*


Registration and contact
You can register for the event here. For any questions, please send an e-mail.