MESH was awarded funding through the Modeval'Urba 2015 call for research projects issued by ADEME, France’s Environment and Energy Management Agency. Modeval'Urba stands for “modelling and evaluation for tomorrow’s territories and cities”. MESH is headed by Franck Boutté consultants with Lab'Urba, Francesco Cingolani and Sadev 94.
Set up in 2007 by the engineer and architect Franck Boutté, Franck Boutté Consultants employs some 30 engineers, architects and urban designers, with often hybrid backgrounds, divided between Paris, Bordeaux and Nantes. The firm has become a leader and benchmark in the fields of environmental design and engineering and in sustainable development, applied to buildings, neighbourhoods, cities and regions.
and also: Alvaro Cosido Lopez, Bénédicte Paillard, Tanguy Zimmermann, Léo Mauvy, Chamsy Bureaud
Francesco Cingolani is an architect and engineer. He is a co-founder of Volumes, an experiment and prototype space in Paris’s 19th arrondissement. Since 2015, he has headed the Advanced Masters Design by Data programme in parametric design and digital manufacture at École des Ponts ParisTech. In 2017, he co-founded the Fab City Grand Paris Association, an initiative that seeks to promote the productive city in Paris.
Lab'URBA is primarily defined by its role within the Paris School of Urban Design, a new entity currently being formed through the merger of France’s two main urban design institutes.
Lab'URBA also encompasses teachers and researchers who share its values and are working on urban questions, in particular within the Geography Department at Université Paris Est Créteil (UPEC), the Urban Engineering Department at Université Paris-Est Marne-la-Vallée (UPEM) and at École des ingénieurs de la Ville de Paris (EIVP).
and also: Leslie Laosengthong, Deniz Ozsoy, Robin Serrano
A semipublic development firm, Sadev 94 operates as a developer in the Val-de-Marne Department, and in particular on the Ivry Confluences project. Most of the sites for which SADEV is responsible play a strategic role in the attractiveness of the Department, in the context of the high-density fabric of the inner suburbs and the strategic priorities of the “Grand Paris” programme. Whatever the scales of operation, Sadev 94 seeks to design or regenerate neighbourhoods that are both pleasant and lively for residents, and welcoming for businesses and their employees.
This work would not be possible without the support of the municipality of Ivry-sur-Seine, its elected officials and its technicians, or without the input and critical gaze of the urban designers and architects involved in the Ivry Confluences project:
We would also particularly like to thank Sarah Marquet of ADEME’s Urban Organisations Department for her support.