Location

Arlington, Virginia

Session Start Date

8-11-2008

Session End Date

8-16-2008

Abstract

EOLE is the line E of the Paris express subway network serving two new stations: Magenta and Haussmann, located in the capital’s most important business districts. The project is designed to provide relief to the current network which had reached saturation in the East-West direction where the public resides in the East and work in the West. With its subterraneous network of connections and passageways, EOLE is a vast underground complex, a place of constant exchange with the urban environment, set in the very heart of Paris. Conquering the underground, supporting the city, domesticating space, architectonising concrete, bringing light under control, integrating the project into the city, minimizing the impact of construction work on living environment of Parisians, etc., such were the engineers and architects challenges in building the EOLE unprecedented stations. In this paper, the design and construction details of the project NATM stations are presented in detail.

Department(s)

Civil, Architectural and Environmental Engineering

Appears In

International Conference on Case Histories in Geotechnical Engineering

Meeting Name

Sixth Conference

Publisher

Missouri University of Science and Technology

Publication Date

8-11-2008

Document Version

Final Version

Rights

© 2008 Missouri University of Science and Technology, All rights reserved.

Document Type

Article - Conference proceedings

File Type

text

Language

English

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Construction of Express Subway Line Eole in Paris

Arlington, Virginia

EOLE is the line E of the Paris express subway network serving two new stations: Magenta and Haussmann, located in the capital’s most important business districts. The project is designed to provide relief to the current network which had reached saturation in the East-West direction where the public resides in the East and work in the West. With its subterraneous network of connections and passageways, EOLE is a vast underground complex, a place of constant exchange with the urban environment, set in the very heart of Paris. Conquering the underground, supporting the city, domesticating space, architectonising concrete, bringing light under control, integrating the project into the city, minimizing the impact of construction work on living environment of Parisians, etc., such were the engineers and architects challenges in building the EOLE unprecedented stations. In this paper, the design and construction details of the project NATM stations are presented in detail.