The Link is speeding the regenerationof La Défense.
Back to the beginning of La Défense to understand of this type of urban planning.
La Défense is a product of 1960s functional urban planning, with a slab architecture that creates a clear separation between the mono-functional business district and the surrounding urban environment.
Today, the ring road creates a border between La Défense and Puteaux. It’s an unwelcoming environment.
With The Link, we’re redefining the ring road to transform it from a virtually unbridgeable expressway into an urban boulevard.
This will make it easier for pedestrians, cyclists and everyone looking for decarbonized mobility to come into La Défense.
A new 30-meter stairway will link the top of the slab to the ring road below.
With The Link, we’re re-creating the city on the city.
A new perspective as seen from the Champs-Élysées. The Link will offer a new symbolic entrance to La Défense and rebalance the district’s skyline.