A Knowledge- and Innovation-Based City in Western Grand Paris

Ile de France 2015 / France
Student Workshop
7 September 2015 / 26 September 2015

This workshop looks at Knowledge- and Innovation-Based territories and the virtuous relationships that can be created between economic development, academic and research activities and regional development. What role do these first two play in the development of a territory? What new methods of studying, teaching, working, producing, and living can we invent in a territory? What spatial and architectural translations can create these new practices?

The proposed study area is that of the Grand Ouest of the Paris Metropolis, from Cergy-Pontoise to Versaille. Cergy-Pontoise and the "Confluence" area will be used as the gravitational center and application site. The density of the economic fabric, the multitude of university stakeholders and leaders of numerous development projects present in the region, and the strategic placement between Paris and western Île-de-France come together to make this a prime territory for the expression of creativity and innovation.

Workshop’s dates: 7 to 26 September 2015

Information: The fees are only to be paid by the candidates selected to take part in the workshop!


All french and international students of master’s level and young professionals up to the age of 30 can apply. All fields of work are welcome.

How to apply?
- Read carefully the topic document above
- Please send us at innovation@ateliers.org and by May 5, 2015 included your application, including the application form to be downloaded on this page, your CV and a short personal work on the subject workshop, applied to another site, preferably in the country of origin the candidate. This short work is intended to assist applicants in a personal reflection prior to the workshop on the topics to be adresses during the workshop. This work has to be of maximum 8 pages in A4 format or 4 pages in A3 format.

Please note that applications are individual.

Please do not send us your complete portefolio!


7 to 26 September 2015 : Workshop for students and young professionals during three weeks
Deadline to apply: 5 May 2015 included


Pilots : Patrice Berthé : Urban planner
Michel Jaouen : Urban planner

Pilot assistant : Bastien Vernier : Urban planner
Coordination: Véronique Valenzuela

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