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Reinvent the airport city of Roissypole - Groupe ADP is offering you a unique experience: imagine the future of the Roissypole airport district, located at the heart of Paris-Charles de Gaulle airport. It’s over to you and your team to reinvent the airport city and transform the Roissypole district into an appealing, connected, urban, enjoyable and lively living environment. Submit your vision of the city of the future (be careful, Paris-Charles de Gaulle airport isn't the focus of this challenge).
How take part
Register online, form a team of 2-4 people and submit an innovative project designed to help create a dynamic airport city. As well as the unique opportunity to pitch your project to an audience of professionals, you and your team will also be in the running to win a round-the-world trip! So don’t delay – take part in Season 2 of the Play Your Airport challenge, which is open to all students.
Roissypole has grown along with the airport, and is home to a range of businesses that are attracted to the area’s excellent connections and its many hotels. The aim now is to help Roissypole take it to the next level by making it more appealing, better connected, more urban, more enjoyable and safer – but above all, by transforming it into a living environment that creates a sense of well-being. Whatever their needs, mood and pace of life, everyone should be able to find what they’re looking for in terms of services, information, or work and recreational spaces.
This means re-writing the area’s entire marketing strategy. Your project should energize the district at the heart of the airport city by designing services and events for Roissypole, reinventing its facilities and offering innovative solutions to bring public areas to life.
Through this challenge, we’re offering you support to take your ideas as far as possible. You could even see your project in action!
A few ideas for inspiration
Bear in mind that these categories and suggestions are designed to inspire you, rather than being an exhaustive list of ideas. Any project designed to bring new energy to the Roissypole district is eligible to take part in the challenge.
Services for businesses and travellers
Design new services for the district to make it a genuine living space.
- What future services aimed at Roissypole’s travellers and its tertiary sector workers could boost its appeal and create a climate of well-being?
- What services could re-energize the district, and what activities could attract travellers and employees?
Examples of existing projects: a nursery for professionals’ children, a concierge service that offers a range of services within one of the buildings in the district, etc.
Events in public spaces
Suggest innovative solutions to bring public spaces to life and enable employees and travellers to become both spectators and stakeholders in events in the districts.
- How could you make Roissypole into a place that’s synonymous with good living, an urban centre of relaxation and leisure and somewhere that makes people want to come back?
- How could regional and events-based communication be developed to bring Roissypole’s everyday residents together?
Examples of existing projects: organizing a range of free exhibitions at the Maison de l’Environnement, etc.
New urban development
Bring a sense of unity to the district.
- How could the business district be developed to give professionals a better experience?
- How could the various squares be reorganized to capture the flows that pass through them? How could public areas and green spaces be put to good use?
Examples of existing projects: food trucks installed on the busiest routes, developing a new and cutting-edge pedestrian mall, etc.
Any and all projects that are designed to energize the Roissypole district are eligible to take part in the challenge. Bear in mind that we’re not asking you for a catalogue of ideas setting out the details of this future city – instead, we want you to focus on one or several in-depth ideas that could be integrated into the Roissypole district. Also remember that Paris-Charles de Gaulle airport isn’t the focus of this challenge.
Proposals must be achievable in the near future. Prioritize finding a business model that ensures your project’s sustainability.
The project should take diversity – including culture, age, place of origin and disability – into account.
Opportunity is About:
Candidates should be from:
Description of Ideal Candidate:
This Challenge is open to all under the conditions of:
- Being legally capable individuals aged 18 and over and;
- Being currently enrolled in higher education or anyone graduated from an institution of higher education of the territory three years ago in regards of the current school year (2016-2017) or less and able to justify it with a student card.
Deadline: December 16, 2018
Cost/funding for participants:
First-place team - A round-the-world trip: A 5-stop round-the-world ticket for 2 people, worth approximately €4,000 each including all taxes.
Second-place team - Travel:
FRENCH PARTICIPANTS: A package for two people including direct return flights in economy class to their choice of Prague, Madrid or Copenhagen and two nights in a 3* hotel in their chosen city, worth approximately €1500 each including all taxes.
INTERNATIONAL PARTICIPANTS: A package for two people including direct return flights in economy class to Paris and two nights in a 3* hotel in the city, worth approximately €1500 each including all taxes.
Third-place team - Travel:
FRENCH PARTICIPANTS: A package for two people including direct return flights in economy class to their choice of Prague, Madrid or Copenhagen and two nights in a 3* hotel in their chosen city, worth approximately €1000 each including all taxes.
INTERNATIONAL PARTICIPANTS: A package for two people including direct return flights in economy class to Paris and two nights in a 3* hotel in the city, worth approximately €1000 each including all taxes.