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EMBT will design the Clichy-Montfermeil station in collaboration with French architects Bordas + Peiro. Elizabeth de Portzamparc will design the Le Bourget station. The Grand Paris Express project was developed by public agency Société du Grand Paris and will include a ring-route which would run along the perimeter of the city. It is expected to reach the length of 127 miles by 2030, connecting major airports and high-speed train stations with the rest of the country. The project will have 72 new stations, several of which will be designated as ‘iconic’ stations.

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EMBT’s proposal features a public square accommodated under a pergola roof and a large skylight with zig-zagging escalators. Portzamparc’s design is based on rectangular volumes with a skylight. According to the architects, the project utilizes the principle of “total flex,” which provides a high level of spatial flexibility.

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