Danish architecture firm BIG has managed to combine open space with urban life through the creation of an 800,000 square metre cultural, recreational and retail development north of Paris.

Earlier this year, the company, directed by Bjarke Ingels, won an international architectural competition for the design of Europa City, an urban plan located next to the highway in Triangle de Gonesse, outside of Paris. The proposal aims to combine a dense urban area with an open landscape. BIG studied the…