LAN architecture to renovate grand palais complex in paris
 
LAN architecture to renovate grand palais complex in paris
mar 04, 2014

LAN architecture to renovate grand palais complex in paris

LAN architecture to renovate grand palais complex in paris
all images courtesy of LAN architecture

 

 

 

french practice LAN architecture has been chosen to restore and restructure the grand palais in paris. the building, a true symbol for the city and its citizens, will undergo a €130 million transformation, strengthening the palace’s historical identity while providing a venue capable of hosting a diverse and eclectic range of events and audiences.

 

the reconfiguration of the structure involves the implementation of a new circulation route and the opening of large bay windows and passageways, restoring the architecture’s original sense of coherence and transparency. the project also includes the renovation of galleries surrounding the grand nave, the installation of a climate control system, and the creation of a subterranean logistics center.

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the redevelopment will provide a venue capable of hosting a diverse range of events

 

 

 

positioned at the center of the site, the middle building (la grande rue des palais), forms a link between the grand palais and the palais d’antin. respecting the original design, this approach establishes clearly defined entrance points, natural circulation routes and a volume that can efficiently accommodate planned or spontaneous activity. from le square jean perrin, two ramps, designed on the basis of the geometric matrix provided by the steps and the fountain, lead visitors inside. the entrance for specific audiences and independent access to the restaurant is oriented towards the river seine, taking advantage of a large south facing terrace.

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the reconfiguration of the structure involves the implementation of new circulation routes

 

 

 

exhibition spaces are envisioned as a diverse array of galleries in terms of their volume, light and materiality. consequently, zones are not only flexible, but also events in their own right, hosting a variety of different works from a range of media. these adaptable, yet clearly defined spaces, accommodate the program’s ever-changing exhibits in both the short and long term. an underground level will house logistics facilities and the associated parking and loading bays. these technical works will permit an increase in visitor capacity to the grand palais, enlarging its total visitor capacity from 16,500 currently to more than 21,900.

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exhibition halls are a diverse range of distinctive spaces

 

 

 

views are presented to the guest through carefully framed sightlines, revealing themselves progressively as one moves through the building. additionally, the rooftop terrace allows visitors to see the city from a new perspective, presenting unobstructed views across paris.

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the volumes are capable of hosting a variety of works from a range of different media

LAN grand palais restoration paris designboom
the design restores the architecture’s original sense of coherence and transparency

LAN grand palais restoration paris designboom
the project also includes the renovation of galleries surrounding the grand nave

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the rooftop terrace allows visitors to experience the building from a new perspective

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views of the structure and the city are presented from the rooftop restaurant

 

 

project info:

 

project: restoration and redesign of the grand-palais des champs-élysées
address: avenue winston churchill, paris 8e, france
competitive dialogue: 2013-2014
client: réunion des monuments nationaux – grand-palais
budget: € 130 m. excl. VAT
surface: 70,623 sqm
team: LAN (mandatory architect), franck boutté consultants (sustainable design), terrell (structure, façades, fluids), michel forgue (quantity surveyor), systematica (flux), lamoureux (acoustic), casso (fire protection and accessibility engineers), CICAD (SCMC), BASE (landscaper), mathieu lehanneur (design)

  • pure architectural(mind) renovating.

    Alireza Moeini

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