Val-de-Fontenay subway station

Fontenay-sous-Bois, France


Société Grand Paris

Project team

Mandatory: EIFFAGE GC
Engineers: SETEC
Lighting: OMBRAGE
Landscaper: LA PLUIE
Acoustics: LASA
Accessibility: CITAE
Descriptor: FACEA
Public safety study: CRONOS

Surface area

10,200 sqm




Creation of Val-de-Fontenay station as part of the eastern section of line 15 of the Grand Paris Express line

The integration of the Val-de-Fontenay station into the eastern section of line 15 of the Grand Paris Express (GPE) marks an important milestone in the development of transport infrastructure in the Île-de-France region. This segment, connecting Bobigny – Pablo Picasso to Champigny-Centre, passes through key areas of Seine-Saint-Denis and Val-de-Marne, enhancing the transport network with six new stations and targeting a service launch in 2031.

Positioned at the heart of a significant logistics activity zone to the northeast of the Val-de-Fontenay RER station, the planned station is set to become a central hub of mobility and exchange in an area previously limited by significant urban barriers such as the A86 motorway and the RER A and E railway lines. Designed to integrate seamlessly into the existing urban fabric without introducing a new division, the station aims for a thoughtful volume that establishes visual and functional continuity, highlighting the intention to bring spaces and communities closer. Situated in the midst of an open area, it is intended to become a significant landmark, enhancing orientation and strengthening the connection between the station and the neighborhood it serves. This vision is embodied by a bright and soft aesthetic achieved through the repeated assembly of vertical elements. This approach goes beyond the traditional design of an entirely glazed building, offering both a strong visual signature and a harmonious integration with its environment.

The interior design of the station, especially the passenger hall, is the outcome of a creative process aimed at revisiting the classic forms associated with the Paris metro. By subtracting these forms from the overall structure, the project manages to create a space that is both functional and welcoming, while also embodying a new interpretation of public transport aesthetics.