Systematica for Grand Palais des Champs-Elysée
LAN Architecture submitted the detailed design of the refurbishment project of the Grand Palais des Champs-Élysées of Paris. Systematica, as part of the team, has been supporting the architectural design through the definition and final validation of the most effective people management scheme – able to ensure the overall functioning of the museum as well as a valuable visitor-experience dimension -, from the international competition phase in 2013 to this final important accomplishment.
The 6-year project represents a success story on how a historic, iconic museum and exhibition complex can be converted into a new multi-functional strategic centrality, a hub of coexistence of different uses and purposes, interrelated in a synergic dialogue and embedded in a monument which is truly a piece of art.
With more than 2.5 million of visitors each year, the complex hosts a large variety of uses, to include more than 90 public and private events per year, temporary exhibitions, commercial spaces, conferences and a permanent science museum, the Palais de la Découverte (“Discovery Palace”), dedicated to mathematics, physics, astronomy, chemistry, geology, and biology.
The mobility engineering services delivered through the years by Systematica were based on a demand-oriented, user-centric and evidence-based approach, aimed at exploring and identifying the most suitable architectural configuration and operational scheme through comprehensive value-engineering exercises, multi-scenario evaluations, sensitivity analysis and risk assessments.
To this end, a pedestrian dynamic microsimulation model was developed to test a large array of management schemes against a relevant number of demand scenario; a design-operational toll and flexible platform to test ex-ante the performance of the museum in terms of people circulation and visitor experience.
See the link for the video of the 3D pedestrian micro-simulation.