Porte de Montreuil

Location Paris (France)
Client BNP Paribas Real Estate / Woodeum / SemPariSeine
Area 7.800 m²
Year 2019
Status Competition
Typology Urban Design
Collaborator Ferrier Marchetti Studio
Visuals b720, Ferrier Marchetti Studio

The renovation of the Paris flea market is part of a larger project: P(U)LCES, which reconnects Paris and the Montreuil district through the deployment of a global strategy with the ambition of meeting the carbon neutrality objective of the city of Paris by 2025. The DNA of the P(U)LCES project is entirely linked to that of the “Puces”, the “Fleas” of the Porte de Montreuil market, an intangible heritage capable of becoming a catalyst for an inclusive, sustainable and dynamic urbanism of a new neighborhood on a metropolitan scale on both sides of the boulevard Peripherique.

The project aims to keep alive the spontaneous and ephemeral spirit of the idiosyncrasy of the existing flea market.

The plinth, which houses the market, is designed to express openness, generosity, and porosity with the public space, in continuity with the adjacent streets, with the future Place de la Porte de Montreuil and with the future greener and calmer peripheral boulevard. The three vegetated openings that cross the project transversally are key to providing additional respiration and natural light to the flea market, while maintaining its open and spontaneous character.

Thanks to the reinvention of the flea market, the traders benefit from a modernization of their sales space, as well as an optimization of the logistics required for installation and storage. A modular system of stands is designed to allow great flexibility in the configuration of the overall sales area, in line with the expectations and requirements of future traders.