The Ministry of Ecological Transition awards the "EcoNeighbourhood - stage 2" label to two major operations by Eiffage Aménagement

The Ministry of Ecological Transition awards the

On 14 December, Eiffage Aménagement, represented by Nicolas Gravit, Director of Eiffage Aménagement, was officially awarded the stage 2 of 4 label for two of its flagship operations. The ceremony took place in the presence of Jean-Luc Bohl, mayor of Montigny-lès-Metz, and Florian Bercault, chairman of the eco-district commission and mayor of Laval, and rewarded the Lizé district operation in Montigny-lès-Metz and the Paul Hochart ZAC in L'Haÿ-les-Roses. The EcoQuartier approach, supported by the Ministry of Ecological Transition, promotes new ways of designing, building and managing the city in a sustainable manner. This label confirms the status of exemplary sustainable development operations for these two major projects.

"The city of tomorrow will be sustainable or it will not last", Olivier Klein, Minister for Urban Affairs and Housing. Through its operations, Eiffage Aménagement strives to make the city of today a city that saves natural resources and energy, a safe and resilient city, and an intelligent city that serves its citizens. The EcoQuartier label includes a number of challenges to which the developer must respond in order to create the sustainable city of today and tomorrow.

Two of Eiffage Aménagement's major projects are part of this ambition: The ZAC Paul Hochart in L'Haÿ-les-Roses and the Lizé district in Monitgny-les-Metz.

On the one hand, the ZAC Paul Hochart is located to the east of the town of l'Haÿ-les-Roses, in the Val-de-Marne. This future entrance to the city provides for :

  • nearly 900 housing units designed to promote social diversity and residential development in this NPNRU neighbourhood
  • a school complex with 25 kindergarten and primary classes, as well as a gymnasium and a crèche;
  • 1,800 m² of shops at the foot of the buildings, around a generous town square;
  • A green corridor that crosses the neighbourhood, a vector of biodiversity and adapted to soft mobility

On the other hand, located in the heart of the town of Montigny-Lès-Metz, the Lizé military barracks, built at the end of the 19th century, covers an area of 9 hectares. This urban requalification project aims to meet housing needs while taking into account today's environmental issues and the importance of preserving the architectural and historical heritage of the former site.

Decisively reducing the artificialization of land and systematizing the use of reused materials were two major axes of the operation. Thus, 20% of the surface area developed for the 755 new housing units, services and shops is the result of rehabilitation.

The decontamination and demolition work was carried out in order to re-use as many resources as possible and to limit the impact. 

Alternative water management is facilitated by the nature of the soil, which allows for infiltration, and the development is designed in such a way that water is a landscape element, a host to biodiversity and a source of freshness.
Baptiste Larcher, Deputy Programme Director, Eiffage Aménagement, looks back on this important stage of certification: "The EcoQuartier certification aims to achieve a sustainable development project that goes beyond regulatory constraints and sets high ambitions in terms of environmental, social and economic transition. The validation of stage 2 marks the "construction" phase and therefore the execution of the ambitions set out in the design phase. This is a key stage in which each stakeholder must mobilise and fulfil its commitments with a common objective".

Congratulations to our development and construction teams for these operations, which perfectly integrate the challenges and contours of today's sustainable cities and territories.