Quai de La Bourdonnais, Ports of Paris


The Ports of Paris were obliged to develop an innovative business solution with a high degree of practicability and economic as well as social feasibility. The specific situation in Paris can be characterized by the extreme proximity to the Eiffel tower as main tourist attraction. Ports of Paris transformed the weakness of the port area “Quai de La Bourdonnais” (location in Paris center) into a strength by using it in the interest of the population (urban distribution). Together with a local partner, a strategy was developed that combines the port activities at special time slots for sustainable city distribution with the usage of the port area for the population and tourists during daytime, when the port site can be used as recreation area.