Nature Based Solutions - Implementation Models Database

Pioneer Case

Saida school

A short description of the NBS project

A school refurbishment in an ecological and participatory approach. Implementation of an ecological building (low-energy building) favorable for 1, partial impervious pavement release, green spaces and vegetable gardens creation. This project is also notable for children and educational community consultation in its conception, making them as full stakeholders. The design reinforce the ecological networks at the district scale.

NBS Implementation context
Location France, Paris
Latitude 48.831947
Longitude 2.295643
Status Project delivered
Dates 2015.0
Description of the NBS
NBS Scale object (building, etc.)
NBS Impacts scale neighbourhood
Urban density/ Soil consumption high (dense city center, etc.)
Combined with other(s) environmental friendly solution(s)?
if other
NBS Typology
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NBS Uban Challenges
Climate Issues Climate mitigation
Climate adaptation
Other 0;
Urban water management and quality Urban water management and quality
Flood management
Other 0
Air Quality Air quality at district/city scale
Air quality locally
Other 0
Urban Space and Biodiversity Biodiversity
Urban space design
Urban space management
Other 0;
Urban Regeneration and Soil Air quality at district/city scale
Other 1
Resource efficiency Food, energy and water
Raw materials
Other 0;
Public health and well-being Acustic
Quality of life
Other 0;
Environmental justice and social cohesion Environmental Justice: Recognition
Environmental Justice: Procedural Justice
Environmental Justice: Distributional Justice
Environmental Justice: Capabilities
Environmental Justice: Responsibility
Social Cohesion
Other 1;0;
Urban planning and governance Urban planning and form
Governance in planning
Other 0;
People Security Control of crimes
Control of extraordinary events
Other 0
Green economy Circular economy
Bioeconomy activities
Direct economic value of NBS
Other 0;
Stakeholder and Governance
Who Started this initiative? A public institution, a local organization (city or metropolitan)
Contracting Authority City of Paris
Project manager (leader and main partners): entities names, and know-how involved Leader: Jean-François SCHIMT (architecture) Main partners: CAUE 75 (participative programme) & TRIBU (technical partner for building conception)
Who (else) was involved in the project ? (Inhabitants, local association, etc.) The initiative to involve children come from a teacher with the CAUE collaboration. The project has been designed by an architects office and implemented by Paris municipality
More detail on the process and the role of the different stakeholders (How did it happen?) Citizens (children)
OPTIONAL Considering the actual impacts, who are the primary beneficiaries of the project. Municipality Citizens
Cluster Governance Model Description
cluster5_network_governanceCollaborative_governanceBased on collaborative approach between educational community and children and Paris municipality
Global Estimated cost of the project more than 5M€
Cluster cluster1_public_financing
FM Other
Description of the financing mechanism Paris municipality financing
Business Model
Class Type Description
SocialAdopt a stewardship roleBased on collaborative approach, this project maximize the positive societal and environmental impacts of the school implementation and contribute to sustaining and developing the well-being of children and educational community. It also has positive environmental impacts by using renewable energies.
TechnologicalSubstitute with renewables and natural processes
Temporal Factor
Expected time for the NBS to be fully effective after its implementation short (immediately to few months)
Expected life time of the intervention around 25 years
Already feedbacks on the project? In case, the project has already been adapted to new requisites, please explain the modifications brought
Success and limiting factors
Process Enablers
Class Subclass Type Description
Governance_driversProcess_efficienciesCollaborationInvolvement of children and educational comunity Collaboration between various stakeholders
Process Inhibitors
Class Subclass Type Description
What makes this project a pioneer?
Field The_implementation
Brief description of the innovativeness 1) This project has been built by consultation of pupils and the educational community 2) It is an ecological school (education to gardening, awareness about 1)
Has the project received a prize, an award?
Has the project received a media coverage? (in reviews, in press, etc.) ???, 2015, Lécole écolo de la rue de la Saïda érigée en « modèle », Le Parisien Elodie Soulié, 2017, Paris : rue de la Saïda, l’éco-école modèle prend déjà l’eau !, Le Parisien
IM Keywords
  • school