How to make accessible a drop plot, reintroduce a down quarter in Paris’s urban context ?

By create urban capillarity concept : one site, several scales. By planned housing area, agriculture production, jobs, creation, promenade and chill out spaces. By providing workshop-housing, urban gardens, green connections from the “Petite ceinture” to the roof-top, mutualised spaces with human care services, and last off all highlight living and sharing values, develope singular walking paths from Ourcq’s canal to the Buttes-Chaumont’s parc, handicraft, community neighborhood shops and eco-responsible system.

We encouraged you to discover the 2bis Ourcq’s street to open up the city with this particular land and to revamp the “Petite ceinture” : be a part of professional reinsertion, create jobs, offer Hostels-Wagons and Agricultures-Wagons, developed a new biotope

Paris proposed to Reinvent the city, we choosed to offer a demonstrating area, who highlighted the importances and advantages by living together. A place who take every advantages of the petite ceinture’s potential and develops new functions with harmony, nature and urbanity, dailylife and ephemeral, inside and outside. A inventive united space , open for everyone.



  • Name : Ourcq
  • Operators : Promicé + Espaces Ferroviaires + Carbonne 4 (contracting authority)
  • Place : Paris
  • Date : 2015
  • Mission : Preliminary design
  • Surface : 3 000 m²
  • Budget : 6 M€
  • Architects : Encore Heureux
  • Team : Woodeum (wood construction) + Sinny & Ooko (artistic and cultural engineering) + Les Filles sur le Pont (cultural and sustainable events organizers) + Jardin de Jade (landscaper) + Henri Delbard (Horticulture and vegetal conservation)


4 Rue de l'Ourcq, 75019 Paris, France