The urban technopolis Nice Meridia, presented at MIPIM 2014, aims to become a center of innovation and excellence, and offers a smart and sustainable development.
Close to the Grand Arénas, the urban technopolis Nice Meridia is a priority operation of the EPA Éco-Vallée Plaine du Var. Entrusted to the famous urban architect Christian Devillers, the project will include a high quality urban area fostering interaction and exchange places as well as social or free housing for active students and researchers.
The city of tomorrow
These facilities will be complemented by recreational and cultural activities and local services. The site will be dedicated to technological activities, particularly in the areas of green technology, the city of tomorrow and health.
The urban technopolis Nice Meridia involves a first operational area of about 24 ha. Eventually, it will develop a perimeter of 200 ha ensuring consistency with the operations of the Grand Arenas and Moulins in the south and the Allianz Riviera stadium in the north. Ultimately, the urban technopolis Nice Meridia will accommodate about 5,000 people and offer more than 4,000 jobs.
The program of the first phase forecasts to achieve 320,000 sqm of mixed property development, out of which 2,100 homes, 50,000 sqm of offices, a 50,000 sqm research and development centre. The Ecocampus the University of Nice and the CCI regional learning campus (45,000 sqm) will find its place there, as well as services, trades (6,000 sqm), public facilities and an extensive sports complex.
The EPA Éco-Vallée Plaine du Var chose the urban technopolis Nice Meridia to deploy a life-size application of a Smart Grid across the urban area. This totally unique experience to date, is made in connection with the work of the architect and urban planner Christian Devillers. The implementation of this action at the heart of the EcoCity will provide an opportunity to create a Smart Grid without waiting for the advent of regulatory standards that will be available only in 4 or 5 years.
The promoters Icade and Cogedim associated on three projects in Nice Meridia : West Park, Sky Valley and Le Diamant. The work was initiated to build the West Park project. This program includes 140 dwellings and will be delivered in the first quarter of 2015. Sky Valley will feature a mixed program consisting of accession housing, social housing, a student residence and offices, for a total of 14,000 sqm. The office building Le Diamant is scheduled for the fourth quarter of 2015.
During MIPIM, Mr Christian Estrosi, MP-Mayor of Nice and President of the Nice Côte d’Azur Métrople visited the stand of Nice Côte d’Azur Métrople Eco-Vallée located in the Ambassadors hall of the Palais des Festivals in Cannes.
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