AREP—a subsidiary of SNCF’s Gares & Connexions division— specializes in designing spaces for crowd flow. Our multidisciplinary teams support major town planning and architecture projects all over the world.

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AREP—a research hive with vast experience in understanding how people move through city spaces—specializes in every aspect of crowd space project management.

  • Four disciplines: architecture, engineering, design and town planning.
  • Three areas of expertise: site surveying, built spaces and fittings, furnishings and equipment.

Advantage No. 1. Whether your project is a station, a public space or an office building, usability is our top priority.
Advantage No. 2.
AREP projects blend in with their setting, community and time. Examples: Avignon station in southern France and the Bitexco tower in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam.
Advantage No. 3.
ISO 9001-certified since 2001.


AREP in France

16 avenue d’Ivry
75647 Paris cedex 13
Tel: +33 (0)1 57 27 15 00

AREP in China

48 Xihai Nanyan, Xicheng District,
Beijing 100035 China
Tel: +86 10 84 41 85 01

AREP in Vietnam

B8 – 128 Thuy Khue – Phuong Thuy Khue
Thanh Pho – Hanoi, Vietnam
Tel: +84 4 37 28 23 67

employees, including town planners, architects, engineers, economists, technicians, designers and graphic artists

projects completed in 15 countries since our founding in 1997


France’s first HEQ-certified train stations

The Rhine-Rhone TGV line passes through two new stations at Besançon Franche-Comté and Belfort-Montbéliard. In both cases, SNCF-AREP wanted to show how nature and technology can work together. The Besançon station features a stonework exterior and ground-air heat exchangers, and is partially underground for energy efficiency. While the Belfort-Montbéliard station’s metal and timber features echo the region’s traditional crafts, its geothermal heating and rainwater recycling systems are pure state of the art. Both buildings have won High Environmental Quality certification.