Nature Based Solutions - Implementation Models Database
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
Description of the NBS
object (building, etc.)
NBS Impacts scale
Urban density/ Soil consumption
high (dense city center, etc.)
Combined with other(s) environmental friendly solution(s)?
A public institution, a local organization (city or metropolitan)
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?)
OPTIONAL Considering the actual impacts, who are the primary beneficiaries of the project.
Based on collaborative approach between educational community and children and Paris municipality
Global Estimated cost of the project
more than 5M€
Description of the financing mechanism
Paris municipality financing
Adopt a stewardship role
Based 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.
Substitute with renewables and natural processes
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
Involvement of children and educational comunity
Collaboration between various stakeholders
What makes this project a pioneer?
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