Situated between the Villette and Pantin entrances to Paris, the majestic silhouette of the Grands Moulins de Pantin dominates the eastern portion of the city. The "neo-regional" architecture style expressed in the three towers of this structure symbolizes the industrial past of the Ourcq Canal. The renovation project comes within the scope of a profound transformation of the neighborhood on the one hand and on the other one, the canal. The heritage of this site will be protected during a massive modernization that will create an urban service-center zone covering more than 50,000 square meters. The addition of contemporary buildings will permit the reconstruction of the northern facades of the site, forming an urban complex harmonizing with the silos and the old mill. In each part of the site, a link between history and modernity will be established.