Place de la Nation is an iconic square in Paris, located in the eastern part of the city, between the 12th and 20th arrondissements. This place presents itself as an important meeting point for the citizens of Paris.

Moreover, in recent years, the square has undergone major urban renewal projects, which have changed the appearance of the place and made it even more welcoming to the Parisiennes and the tourists who pass through it every day.

Place de la Nation, a bit of history

Place de la Nation was created in the 19th century, during the period of reconstruction of the city after the French Revolution. Originally, the square was called Place du Trône and was built to celebrate Louis XIV‘s victory in the War of the Spanish Succession.

Later, during the years of the French Revolution, the square became a place of public execution and many of the leading supporters of the French monarchy were executed here.

The renewed street furniture of Place de la Nation

In recent years, Place de la Nation has also been upgraded in terms of street furniture. For instance, new benches and green areas have been installed, making the square a pleasant place to relax and enjoy the view. In addition, fountains and lighting were installed, creating a magical atmosphere typical of Parisian evenings.

LAB23 also collaborated on the Place de la Nation street furniture project. This ambitious project aimed to create a more modern, functional and pleasant urban space for Parisian citizens and the millions of tourists who visit it every year, arriving from all over the world.

The redevelopment of the square has led to the creation of a new meeting and leisure place for citizens and tourists, giving the square a new, modern and attractive face.

In addition, the redevelopment of Place de la Nation was an opportunity to reflect on the importance of street furniture in cities around the world.

Particular attention must be paid to the choice of materials and aesthetic solutions, as well as their functionality and durability.

Indeed, we are convinced that street furniture must play a fundamental role in the creation of urban environments that are sustainable, functional and pleasant to live in.

In this magnificent context, Place de la Nation in Paris is a successful example of urban regeneration and street furniture design.

Thanks to the collaboration of architects, landscape architects and citizens, the square has become a more welcoming and functional place, while enhancing the historical and cultural heritage of the city.

This project demonstrates that street furniture is a key element in the creation of sustainable and quality urban environments, and that resources and attention must be invested in its design and implementation.

Paris is a city to discover and Place de la Nation is definitely one of the places to visit, where street furniture and the beauty of the landscape meet.

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