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Eco-valley of the Plaine du Var - Operation of National Interest (Nice)
The Eco-Valley of the Plaine du Var is a life-size laboratory for sustainable development, applying the most advanced technologies in design, town planning, building and energy.
 



It extends over 10,000 hectares across fifteen local authorities, including Nice, both sides of the river Var.
450 hectares are allocated for new business. The estimated land for building is 3 million m² of net internal area.
This is a mixed programme of services, homes, shops, facilities, training and research, and sport and leisure complexes, traversed by the tram line.
The main operations of the Eco-Valley
►an urban technology park (Nice Méridia), based on the trio training-research-business, housing a business centre, research laboratories, and a business incubator.
►a 51-hectare site devoted to high value-added services, including Grand Arénas – a 75,000 m²exhibition and conference park.
►a transport hub, linking together the local railway and tram systems, the high-speed train line and the airport. The project includes the renovation of the Thiers railway station in Nice.
►an agrifood area and a sustainable activities park (La Baronne), covering 27 hectares.
►an eco-compatible re-industrialisation of the activities already present in the Plaine du Var (e.g. the Carros and Saint-Laurent-du-Var estates),
►renovated housingin the towns of Saint-Laurent-du-Var, and Saint-Martin-de-Vésubie, alsoincluding an industrial estate.
►a new stadium, the Nice Stadium, self-sufficient in energy, which will house 35,000 spectators.
 
The big names in town planning and architecture
 
Overall project: Rem Koolhaas and the teams of Adrian Geuse, David Mangin, Josep L. Mateo. Eco-stadium: Jean-Michel Wilmotte. Grand Arenas: Josep LluisMateo, Gare du Sud: Bernard Reichen.
 
Many businesses have already settled in the Eco-Valley
Including: Air France, Arkopharma, Cari, IBM, Koné, Malongo, Price Waterhouse Coopers, Schneider Electric, Virbac…
 
FIND OUT MORE
www.ecovallee-plaineduvar.com
 
Realisation : HORSPISTE / an(i)mage