A great territory for experimentation with a high quality of life
A city that reinvents itself
Bordeaux has been voted First World Tourism Destination in 2017 by the Los Angeles Times and the Lonely Planet. It welcomes an increasing number of visitors each year: 7 million in 2017, 14 million forecasted in ten years. Why such an enthusiasm?
Bordeaux is now two hours from Paris by train. It’s not just the wine capital of the world. It is also a metropolis with the look of a ‘European California’ that attracts the talents of the new economy by offering them a unique social and environmental area for experimentation.
The Villa Shamengo project is part of the 2030 Regional Development Strategy, ‘Grand Bordeaux: from a crescent to a full moon’. As part of this Operation of National Interest (OIN), Bordeaux intends to assert itself as one of the major European cities of the 21st century.
THE FIRST SHAMENGO VILLA WILL BE NOMADIC.
It will open its doors in Bordeaux for five years.
It will then be disassembled and relocated to another city.
A project with social goals
The Villa Shamengo is the result of a co-construction citizen-centred project. Since the beginning of the project, it has brought together many members from the civil society, the public and private sectors: parents, schoolchildren, students, innovators, civil servants, employees of leading companies… Hundreds of people, including many individuals from Bordeaux, are enthusiastically involved in this project which benefits many.
This unprecedented cooperation aims not only to give birth to a ‘best living together’ urban example, but also to test new kinds of governance and working methodologies to best integrate the wealth of all stakeholders.
The city of Bordeaux has applied to host the first Villa Shamengo. The Bordeaux metropolitan area is increasing its attractiveness in France and internationally, thanks to several major urban development projects, but also by focusing on cutting-edge and key sectors such as digital technology, creative economy, green areas and high value-added services.
Bordeaux Euratlantique, a local public development agency (EPA), is a true Living Lab, land of hosting innovative projects with the aim of developing and replicating on a bigger scale. It helps and supports numerous initiatives that contribute to the ecological transition: Green Tech, timber construction and social actions on land management specific changes.
Groupe Caisse des Dépôts
The Caisse des Dépôts Group supports large national strategic public policies of general interests and economic development of the country. It has historically supported the evolution of French society. Today, it mainly acts on 4 areas: territorial, ecological and energy, digital, demographic and social transitions.
ADEME, a public agency, is fully involved in the implementation of public policies in environmental, energy and sustainable developments. It contributes to the financing of projects, research and implementation, in 5 areas of intervention: waste; polluted lands and wasteland; energy and climate; air and noise; transversal actions.