The Société du Grand Paris ambitions to welcome there an innovating cultural facility, used by urban cultures and digital technology, of approximately 5 000 sqm, and in connexion with the art that will constitute the Grand Paris Express.

The Saint-Denis Pleyel train station occupies a unique place in the future Grand Paris Express network: a real railway hub welcoming up to 250.000 visitors a day, and one of the first train stations to emerge, it will become a multimodal pole as from 2024. The only Grand Paris Express train station that is at the intersection of four new lines, Saint-Denis Pleyel was designated as an emblematic train station of the network, because of its volume of visitors and its key role in the development of the territory it will serve.

The Saint-Denis Pleyel train station is often presented as the Châtelet of the 21st century but beyond that, what we wanted to start was the transformation of the suburb into a new city neighbourhood.
Thierry Dallard – President of the Board of the Société du Grand Paris on the occasion of a project presentation to be found: HERE

Carried by a strong and distinctive architecture signed by the Japanese architect Kengo Kuma, it will integrate itself into a mixed neighbourhood, currently undergoing transformation, where creativity, art, culture and sport come together.

To imagine this cultural venue of tomorrow, the Société du Grand Paris has launched IMAGINE Pleyel: a call for projects for the design, layout and operation of a 5,000 m² cultural and social innovation site located on the four floors above the future Saint-Denis Pleyel station.

Among the experts mobilized:

  • Thierry Paquot, urban philosopher
  • Jana Revedin, architect, researcher and architecture professor
  • José-Manuel Gonçalvès, artistic and cultural director of the Grand Paris Express
  • Didier Fusillier, president of the public establishment of the Parc and the Grande Halle de la Villette