A new logistics port in Paris to be constructed in order to create a more sustainable way of logistics. The structure will have four levels over the space of 90,000 square meters or 96,8752 square feet, focus on solar PV and include a rooftop urban farm and greenhouse. The project says it targets the development of river transport and urban distribution for the Greater Paris region.
Per PR Newswire:
- Named GREEN DOCK, this cutting-edge logistics project will be ideally located in the port of Gennevilliers, the leading port facility for the Greater Paris area by size and activity and only five kilometers from Paris and 20 minutes from Roissy - Charles de Gaulle airport. 250 companies from a diverse range of sectors have already chosen the area due to the ports location and multi modal offerings, which include a combination of river, sea/rail, oil pipeline and road transport modes. GREEN DOCK will allow urban distribution businesses to provide "final-kilometer" delivery and to develop river-based transport deep into the French capital.
- The vision for river transport is becoming increasingly important for many operators. STEF, DB SCHENKER and CEVA Logistics have already expressed interest in GREEN DOCK, providing input for its design. GREEN DOCK will be developed, held and managed directly by Goodman.
- Goodman's approach utilized a multi-disciplinary team to conceptualize this prime multimodal site combining modularity and a contemporary eco-design. The modern architectural lines of its façade will be constructed in natural, recycled materials including wood and concrete to integrate the site into its Seine riverbank surroundings. The building's structure has been conceived for total flexibility and will allow its working areas to evolve in line with the needs of the occupants. Lastly, its roofing will be home to the largest urban farm in Europe, run by Cultivate it will cover 17,000 sqm, including 7,000 sqm of greenhouse space.