Canal de l'Ourcq - MBK

Bobigny, France

Submit a project Closing date : May 4 2018

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Expression of Interest proposals are due by midnight UTC on Friday, May 4, 2018.

Before submitting your project, please make sure your proposal complies with :
  • The common Regulation document
  • The Site Specific Requirements
  • Local rules and legislation.

01. Name of the Team

02. Composition of the Team

03. Team contact

04. Files (.pdf 20 Mo max. per file)

These documents will be submitted both in English and, if different, in the local language, except in Norwegian (for Oslo), in Arabic (for Dubai) and in Icelandic (for Reykavik). Each of these documents will be dated and signed by the representative, or another authorised body of the bidder team.
This form is to be downloaded on the Dataroom of each site, and enables you to describe the composition and the organization of your team.
The project description will present the outlines of the project and solutions proposed for redeveloping the site, in line with the 10 identified environmental challenges. It is set at a maximum of 10 written A4 (or US-Letter) pages (maximum) and 1 A3 (or Tabloid) sized board of simple illustrations (but no architectural drawings).
The legal and financial set up memo is set at a maximum of one page, and at this stage, is only a statement of intentions by the bidder teams. The definitive commitments of the team will appear in the final proposal.
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At the heart of Plaine de l’Ourcq, one of the main areas for the urban transformation of Greater Paris, the site consisting of the land of the future ex-MBK lot in Bobigny represents unique real estate potential of more than two hectares along the Canal de l’Ourcq.

The sector of the Canal de l’Ourcq has benefitted from major public investment and the establishment of economic stakeholders with international reputations over the past 10 years such as Chanel, BNP Paribas, BETC, THADDAEUS ROPAC Gallery of Contemporary Art …

The development of the MBK lot inside ZAC Ecocité will benefit from the urban dynamics created around the future Grand Paris Express stations of Bobigny Pablo Picasso and Pont de Bondy as well as from the multimodal hub of Bobigny - La Folie.

The proposed site should welcome a project to be ambitious in more ways than one: respecting natural and energy resources, triggering innovations in the field of water management and construction sites.

The proposed scheme will stand out because of its innovative response to new land uses and carry metropolitan influence ambitions and functions that will establish one of the new hubs of Greater Paris.

It will get the most from the exceptional presence of the embankments of the canal de l’Ourcq and the intensity of traffic flows on Rue de Paris, while being part of the mixed uses which will bring to life the entire redevelopment of the district.


Expected program
The site consists of one area called MBK of 21,334 sq. m. in Bobigny and at the heart of Plaine de l’Ourcq (11km and 200 hectares).
The program envisages a mixed project of business-housing, ground floors programming bringing to life the banks of the canal and the urban boulevard on the side of Rue de Paris and enhancing the metropolitan attractiveness. 

MBK” area: SEQUANO Aménagement + 2 private plots of land owned by a private landlord under an expropriation process

Plot area
“MBK” with an area of 21.334 sq. m. is situated  55 rue de Paris and 3 avenue Jean Jaurès, in Bobigny. It concerns plots N196-197 and N195-198. 

Type of transfer intended
The MBK area is intended to be puerchased, released and demolished by SEQUANO Aménagement, and subsequently sold with buildings rights. It will be sold unoccupied, bare and leveled off from any structure.
Any cost for environmental remedial work on the site will be borne by the buyer.

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55 rue de Paris
Bobigny France


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