The stakes are high in the 10-year project to renovate the exhibition park at Porte de Versailles, Paris, which aims to attract major international events without increasing disturbance for the venue’s surroundings and blending more smoothly with life in the neighbourhood.
This massive project, supervised by the park’s current management, Viparis, is to modernise 61% of the existing site, including pavilions, pedestrian and logistics areas, parking facilities and external areas, as well as creating a 5,200-seater congress centre and a 400-room hotel complex.
Viparis awarded SPIE Ile-de-France Nord-Ouest a contract to transfer technical equipment rooms and re-route buried networks in the context of the partial reconfiguration of Pavilion 1, the biggest on the site, and the replacement of the existing Renan walkway with the “Exhibition Bridge” (Pont des Expositions) linking Pavilions 1 and 2 and the future Pavilion 3.
Teams from SPIE Ile-de-France Nord-Ouest, which started work a year ago, are carrying out work on power, heating, ventilation, air conditioning and plumbing installations.
This work, due for completion in September, is being done without disrupting the use of Pavilion 1, which has remained operational and will accommodate one of the exhibition parks flagship events – the Paris Motor Show – in October.