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AccorHotels Arena at Paris Bercy becomes

a world-class stadium

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The renovation of Paris-Bercy sports stadium (POPB) was carried out to make it more spacious and modular. The project took an environmentally responsible approach in line with the Municipality of Paris’ climate plan and HQE (High Environmental Quality) standards.


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The project:

  • to transform this old sports complex into “Bercy Arena 2015”, bringing it into line with other large, multi-purpose stadiums around the world, thus increasing capacity from 17,000 to 20,300 places.
  • to make the venue one of the top five arenas worldwide.

Completion of HVAC and fire venting works and restructuring of the chilled water production network to enable -15°C for both ice rinks:

  • Adaptation to the site’s complex architecture
  • Adaptation to the low environmental impact objectives
  • Make use of energy transfers within the site (recycling of heat generated by refrigeration).
  • Full purge of the refrigeration system of both ice rinks to replace it with environmentally-friendly chilled water production at -15°C.
  • Adaptation to the phasing of the works

Benefits for customers

  • Management of a complex, large-scale project with tight deadlines and with a phasing of works that enables events to restart between October and December 2014.
  • An environmentally-responsible approach thanks to the installation of highly energy-efficient equipment
  • The end result: a sports centre that is more attractive, more comfortable and more environmentally sustainable.

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