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Type  Société anonyme
Headquarters  Paris, France
Parent  SNCF
Founded  January 1997
Number of employees  600 (2014)
Key people  Jean-Marie Duthilleul, Étienne Tricaud

AREP (French: Amenagement, Recherche, Pole d'Echanges, "Management, Research, Interchange") is a multidisciplinary consultancy that is wholly owned by SNCF (Stations and Connections division). It was formed in 1997 by Jean-Marie Duthilleul and Étienne Tricaud, architects and engineers. It has 600 staff from around 15 countries, including town planners, architects, engineers, economists, technicians, designers, and project managers.



The main area of work for the company is mobility in the urban environment, both in France and worldwide.


AREP is organised into four subsidiaries: AREP (Project management in France), PARVIS (Project support), AREP Ville (Architectural and town planning studies) and MENIGHETTI Programmation (urban and architectural project management, and service plans).


  • Redevelopment of the Gare de Strasbourg
  • Redevelopment of the Gare de Paris-Nord
  • Redevelopment of the Gare d'Angers Saint-Laud
  • Redevelopment of the Gare de Bellegarde-sur-Valserine
  • Redevelopment of the Gare du Mans
  • Layout of the Avenue Jean-Jaurès, Paris
  • Design and build of the Shanghai South Railway Station,
  • Design and build of the Aspire Tower in Doha, Qatar, opened in 2007
  • Design and build of the Bitexco Financial Tower in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam, opened in 2010
  • Design and build of Wuhan Railway Station, China
  • Design and build of the Gare de Belfort - Montbéliard TGV
  • Design and build of the Gare de Besançon Franche-Comté TGV
  • 2003

  • Gare de Paris-Nord, France: Redevelopment of the Eurostar terminal and shopping areas, station management, at
  • Perpignan, Pyrénées Orientales, France: project support and develeopment and management of the station district
  • Avignon Courtine: architectural plan for the Avignon PLU, in association with the architects Alain Philip et Safia Amarouche, and Michel Desvigne et Ingénieurs and landscapers Jean-Claude Hardy
  • Vaucluse: development plan
  • Rovaltain: Zone d'aménagement concerté (ZAC) Phase II, in association with landscapers Michel Florain
  • Drôme: Prime contractor
  • Bondy-Aulnay tram-train: rural and urban feasibility study for 11 crossroads, the Viaduc du Gargan, design of a new OHE syem, with Béatrice Fauny landscapers
  • Seine-Saint-Denis, France: development plan
  • Port of Yong Ding Men, China: development plan. Lauréat dans le cadre du concours de requalification et d’aménagement de l’axe historique Nord-Sud.
  • 2001

  • Aix-en-Provence: new TGV station and site development, with Michel Desvigne et Christine Dalnoky landscapers.
  • Gare d'Angers-Saint-Laud: redevelopment, development plan, station management.
  • Gare d'Antibes: station management
  • Avignon: new TGV station and site development, with Michel Desvigne et Christine Dalnoky landscapers
  • Gare de Lyon-Part-Dieu: Redevelopment, station management
  • Gare de Marseille-Saint-Charles: Security and surveillance post
  • Gare de Nogent - Le Perreux: redevelopment
  • 2000

  • Gare de Limoges-Bénédictins: redevelopment of the station and the left dome after a fire. Station management.
  • Gare de Lourdes: redevelopment, station management
  • Gare du Futuroscope, Poitiers: new station, in association with Denis Laming architects
  • 1999

  • Haussmann – Saint-Lazare (Paris RER): new station for RER E
  • Magenta (Paris RER): new station for RER E
  • Bibliothèque François Mitterrand (Paris Métro and RER): new interchange with the Météor metro line and RER C
  • Gare de Monaco-Monte-Carlo: station reconstruction, station management
  • 1998

  • Issy – Val de Seine (Paris RER): station renovation and creation of tram interchange, station management
  • Gare de Paris-Nord: renovation and extensions for the Eurostar terminal, station management
  • Stade de France – Saint-Denis (Paris RER): new station for RER D
  • La Plaine – Stade de France (Paris RER): new station for RER B
  • 1997

  • Creating the Tecno range of seating
  • Gare de Nantes: station management,
  • Journées Mondiales de la Jeunesse (JMJ) 1997, Podiums at Longchamp and Champs de Mars, station management, Paris, France
  • Gare de Versailles – Chantiers, Yvelines: project management
  • Before 1997

  • Gare de Lille-Europe: new TGV station and station management, development of the station district
  • Gare de Paris-Montparnasse: station renovation and management
  • Gare de Paris-Nord: station reconstruction, station management
  • Gare de Marne-la-Vallée - Chessy, Seine et Marne: new station serving Disneyland Paris
  • Gare Aéroport Charles-de-Gaulle 2 TGV, Ile-de-France: new station
  • References

    AREP Wikipedia