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.

Franck Boutté Consultants

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:

  • Agence Bruno Fortier (urban design coordination): Bruno Fortier, François Perot
  • ANMA : Nicolas Michelin, Mélusine Hucault
  • Agence François Leclercq : François Leclercq, Delphine Baldé, Pierre-Marie Auffret, Marion Emery
  • more recently the Clément Vergely and aEa agencies


We would also particularly like to thank Sarah Marquet of ADEME’s Urban Organisations Department for her support.

Florian, trained in urbanism at Sorbonne - Paris IV University, he is also a graduate of the  MSc Architecture: Advanced Environmental and Energy Studies from the Université of East London/Centre for Alternative Technologies. He is also a LEED Accredited Professional.

Aymeric, engineer and architect, graduated in 2015 from Ecole Centrale Paris and Politecnico di Milano, Edile Architettura college. At Franck Boutté Consultants, he develops methodologies and tools aiming to integrate environmental quality early in the design process.

Remi is a graduate engineer from Ecole des Ponts and urbanist from the Advanced Master in Spatial Planning and Urban Development (AMUR). He uses these complementary skills to embed environmental and energetical approach into urban design and planning strategies.

Francesco is an architect. Co-founder of Volumes (coworking space, makerspace and foodlab), Fab Academy Paris and Fab City Grand Paris, he is also a teacher in Paris Marne La Vallée and Lille architecture schools and the director of the advanced master « Design by data » at Ecole des Ponts.

Denis is a civil engineering and habitat sciences PhD Docteur from the Savoie – Chambéry Université, université lecturer and director of Paris-Est Marne-la-Vallée University urban engineering master, coordinator of the Lab’Urba urban engineering team.

Civil engineering PhD, Katia is a teacher and researcher in Urban Engineering at Paris-Est Marne-la-Vallée Université. Her work focuses on integrating technical and functional aspects of infrastructures to urban systems through multicriteria, multiscalar and multidisciplinary approaches.

Margot est a university lecturer at Paris-Est Marne-la-Vallée University. Architect and urbanist, she mainly works on the relationships between thermal comfort, energy consumption behaviours and built spaces of different scales.

Jean-Marie, is a geography PhD, a researcher and teacher at Ecole des ingénieurs de la ville de Paris (EIVP). Beside researches on risks, urban resilience and adaptation to climate change, he also explores the links between urban forms and air quality.

Antonin is a civil engineer, taught at Ecole Spéciale des Travaux Publics and urbanist graduate from Sciences-Po Paris' Regional and Urban Strategy Master.– master Stratégies Territoriales et Urbaines. At Sadev94, he is responsible for the operational management of development and building projects for Ivry Confluences' urban development zone.

Nicolas is a graduate from Sciences Po Bordeaux and Sciences Po Paris urbanism master. He works as an operation manager Ivry Confluences urban development project. Beside his operational duties, he is also in charge of the project's sustainability approach.

A graduate from Strasbourg Architecture school, Svetla joined SADEV94 in 2016 as an operation manager on Ivry Confluences projet.