Plagne Aime 2000: creating a “resort of the future”
Led by the commune of Aime la Plagne, this ambitious and innovative development at 2100 m. is the only one of its size in the northern Alps and consists of developing the site of Plagne Aime 2000 while taking the resort’s existing planning and architecture into consideration. The development will signal the start of a new era, synonymous with the concept of a “5th generation resort”.
The design will combine new elements with those that already exist. The specifications include a perfect integration of the “20th century heritage”-labelled building of Aime 2000, known as the “cruise ship on the snow”.
The project’s key elements are originality, modernity, an ongoing dialogue with nature, culture, ecology and the creation of a site that is lively from morning through to evening.
“3 prestigious and surprising projects have been presented, with the involvement of major names from the world of architecture. One of them will be selected and the decision will be announced at the end of September 2016. Each element of the overall project is an intelligent and extremely well thought-out project in its own right: they will add up to quite an unusual, even explosive, development! The urbanisation looks to the future and will propose a different way of living and a festive, playful vision of the mountains, whilst promoting a closeness with nature. Re-designing a resort in the northern Alps in 2016 is an incredible and exhilarating challenge!”
54 000 sq.m surface area
The development will be built around a central square with a lit ski run running through the buildings. A number of facilities are planned:
an aqua-leisure centre with original activities based on a mountain theme (water climb, slow river…)
Project of a starred restaurant
Retail spaces, with one area reserved for pop-up boutiques and a flag ship
A number of conference / seminar rooms
An interactive art gallery
High-end hotel facilities with a 5* hotel
Original accommodation that can be adapted to guests’ requirements, with large picture windows (e.g. chalets that can be adapted for family use, friends staying in communicating modules)
A bowling alley, new generation indoor and outdoor games rooms
Panoramic Connecting paths for guests and visitors
100 space car park
The buildings will all be low energy consumption buildings.
2016: tender launched and selection of the developer by end of September 2016
End 2018: 1st delivery