FAQ Multi Comfort Student Contest 2020

How many students in a team?

A team can be made of one, two or three students

Which documents can help me designing my project.

You can find all the documents in the Document For Submission on the Multi Comfort Student Contest 2020.

How can I learn more about comforts?

You can do the E-Learnings on the Multi Comfort Website.

Must the greenery in the park be compact or will it be counted as a whole?

It can be considered as a whole (but limits of the construction must be kept by indicated zones)

Is the use of the surrounding land (espacially at the southern edge of the site) also considered for development in the future? Or can we consider this in wider urban planning?

The neighboring plots on the southern site of the competition site are not subject to change in the development plan related with Olympic Games 2024. We don't have any indication about the longer time horizon.

Where is the school recommended to be placed and how should it cooperate with the existing primary school?

There is no specification for new school placement nor for any compulsory link with exisiting school.

How can we interfere with the area by the river including port?

Within the project site limits there is no river. Proposed communication solutions should be justified with overall sustainable concept of the site development (benefits versus environmental & investment costs).

Can we build above the river or underground creating tunnels?

Within the project site limits there is no river. Proposed communication solutions should be justified with overall sustainable concept of the site development (benefits versus environmental & investment costs).

Can we add surface of a bridge above the river, connecting habitat with other part of the city, to our area of design?

YES

Within the project site limits there is no river. Proposed communication solutions should be justified with overall sustainable concept of the site development (benefits versus environmental & investment costs).

Are all the buildings supposed to have public spaces in ground floors?

See page 13 of the Contest Task 2020

Is the building titled P2 supposed to be renovated?

Yes

When it comes to terrain is it going to be flattened?

No

Is it necessary to plan a north-south road?

Please refer to page 12 of the Contest Task 2020

Are kitchen and bathroom’s areas included in „minimum size of the apartments by type”?

Yes

Could the Impasse Coignet street be used as a access road to the site?

Yes

Should roads, terraces, balconies and other structures above ground floor counted as a construction area and respect density limits?

Yes

What is the French building law and regulations related to monuments?

In short, the law about classified monuments obliges to preserve existing state. According only harmonized additions. Constructions details for existing buildings renovation are not required.

How many underground levels can be planned for parking places, services and infrastructures spaces?

There are no limits specified by Saint-Denis underground levels. (but do not forget that the proposal should be justified with overall sustainable concept - benefits versus environmental & investment cost).

Where are the explanation about the zones Z1 & Z2?

These zones are not a part of the Task. They are just indicating the connection that we can have the Sena river and the railways.

The contest task document says "Development of the mix use residential /educational function should respect density limits for the different plot parts (A01<80%, A02<60%, A03<20%)".What do these percentages mean?

In principle - The density ratio is the ratio between the total surface of the designed buildings (in sqm) and the plot surface (in sqm)

Do we have to consider the new future park and the future Rue Coignet road as it divides our site into 2 parts in the map below.

Yes!

Can there be a basement for parking

Yes

Can we consider accessibility from metro station - is it necessary?

The metro station is out of the perimeter of the task but you can propose. However, for non-existing connection but preview the urban plan, in the 'middle' of the Coignet plant only the entrance and exit are 'fixed' by the plan. What the students will propose between is just their imagination.