AL_A to reimagine galeries lafayette department store in paris
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it has been announced that london-based firm AL_A will redesign the ‘cupola’ building within the renowned galeries lafayette department store on boulevard haussmann, paris. led by architect amanda levete, AL_A’s winning proposal will see the remodeling of 40,000 square meters of the store’s footprint to create a visionary metamorphosis of the main building to reflect on tradition and modernity. still in its early stages, construction is due to begin early 2017 with its completion will establish a dynamic shopping experience with architecture as the focal component.



amanda levete, director of AL_A comments on the news: ‘this store is an institution that has a special place in the life and identity of the city of paris. our commission is a fantastic opportunity to build on tradition to make a living contribution to the future of galeries lafayette and the cultural life of paris. the exquisite craftsmanship of the original building and its location in the heart of haussmann’s city are both elements we seek to celebrate as we move forward.’