The Société du Grand Paris is the public enterprise created by the State to pilot the Grand Paris Express project. At the service of all Ile-de-France residents and for the development of the Capital region, it is dedicated to the construction of the new Grand Paris metro. Since its birth in 2010, it has relied on a team of engineering and project management specialists in transportation and development to build this great strategic network. Supported by Ile-de-France communities, the Société du Grand Paris is a place for dialogue and discussion. At the heart of the project, elected officials occupy a prominent place in the organization of the company, structured around three bodies. From the launch of the first projects to the full commissioning of the network planned for 2030, the artistic and cultural programming of the Grand Paris Express - whose artistic direction is led by José-Manuel Gonçalvès accompanied by Manifesto, the agency Eva Albarran & Co and CENTQUATRE-PARIS - supports the construction of the metro by associating territories and inhabitants, offers a new creative territory for artists, and participates in the urban integration of sites under construction.
The Grand Paris Express, the future automatic metro of the Grand Paris is approximately 200 km long with 68 train stations and is the largest project of urban planning in Europe. Mainly as a ring-road around Paris, two thirds of the Grand Paris Express train stations will be interconnected with the existing transportation networks, to namely enable the servicing of the Greater Paris. The Société du Grand Paris is the public establishment created by the State to supervise the Grand Paris Express project. From the launch of the first construction sites up until the complete implementation of the network planned in 2030, the artistic and cultural programming of the Grand Paris Express – whose artistic direction is led by José-Manuel Gonçalvès with the help of Manifesto, the Eva Albarran & Co agency and the CENTQUATRE-PARIS – has been accompanying the construction of the metro by associating the territories and its inhabitants, offering a new space for creation to artists and participating in the urban insertion of the sites undergoing work.
The Endowment Fund of the Grand Paris Express was created to enable private actors to support an ambitious artistic and cultural programme. These 200 km of new metro lines will also allow culture to travel, taking it further and making it move all around. Art and culture participate in the construction of the Grand Paris, we believe in their complementary roles when it is a question of experimenting, innovating and bringing movement to what is static. Getting involved in the cultural programme of the future metro is also a way of giving substance to the new Paris and inviting the inhabitants of the Grand Paris to discover it. In this way, thanks to artistic creation, the Endowment Fund of the Grand Paris Express is contributing to the success of the Grand Paris project and allowing one of its greatest goals to be fulfilled, to give France a new image, an image of a country of social, technological and cultural innovation.
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