odile decq: (phantom) opera restaurant paris
 
odile decq: (phantom) opera restaurant paris
sep 13, 2011

odile decq: (phantom) opera restaurant paris

french architect odile decq has completed the ‘(phantom) l’opéra restaurant‘, which recently opened in the palais garnier located in paris, france. recessed within the historical building, visitors pass the facade’s original pillars to enter the undulating interior. the mezzanine space is carefully integrated to resist touching the existing structure’s walls, columns and roof. the contemporary addition compliments the classical details of the vaulted stone ceiling without altering history.

odile decq: (phantom) opera restaurant paris
restaurant mezzanine overhands into the tall atrium space
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accommodating and seating 90 guests at one time, the large floor plate is suspended with concealed steel plates. a glass wall encompasses the interior isolating the space from the existing shell. the billowing white structure touches down to the lower level producing integrated organic supports. the striking red chairs, benches, and floors produce a theatrical character reminiscent of the phantom of the opera which was once performed within the auditorium.

odile decq: (phantom) opera restaurant paris
view of vaulted ceiling from mezzanine seating
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odile decq: (phantom) opera restaurant paris
upper level of the restaurant with view to the ground level
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odile decq: (phantom) opera restaurant paris
(left) mezzanine edge is setback within the palais garnier
(right) voids within the floor plate allow veiws to the vaulted ceiling from the ground level
images © roland halbe

odile decq: (phantom) opera restaurant paris
bench seating weaves through interior
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odile decq: (phantom) opera restaurant paris
(left) stairs to mezzanine
(right) view of mezzanine wrapping the existing walls
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odile decq: (phantom) opera restaurant paris
corner table
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odile decq: (phantom) opera restaurant paris
path leading towards preparation area
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odile decq: (phantom) opera restaurant paris
existing pillar is protects with railing
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odile decq: (phantom) opera restaurant paris
(left) organic columns support mezzanine
(right) curved high backed benches protect pillars on the ground level
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odile decq: (phantom) opera restaurant paris
islands of red carpet continue the theatrical color scheme
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odile decq: (phantom) opera restaurant paris
(left) glass curtain wall protects stone
(right) curved white shell wraps mezzanine
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odile decq: (phantom) opera restaurant paris
ground level seating
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odile decq: (phantom) opera restaurant paris
additional outdoor seating
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odile decq: (phantom) opera restaurant paris
(left) view of interior near entrance
(right) view through glass entrance
images © roland halbe

odile decq: (phantom) opera restaurant paris
(left) entrance
(right) bar
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odile decq: (phantom) opera restaurant paris
intersection of existing and new stairs
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odile decq: (phantom) opera restaurant paris
floor plan / level 0
image © odile decq

 

 

odile decq: (phantom) opera restaurant paris
floor plan / level 1
image © odile decq

 

 

project info:

 

project: phantom – restaurant of the garnier opera
client: gumery
author: odile decq
odile decq benoit cornette architectes urbanistes
structure engineering: batiserf ingénierie
facade consultants: odile decq –odile decq benoit cornette architectes urbanistes / hda – hugh dutton associates
building services engineering: ms consulting
acoustics engineering: studio dap
fire security engineering: setec
kitchen consultants: c2a architectes
project responsables: peter baalman, giuseppe savarese, amélie marchiset
site: garnier opera, paris, france
program: implement of a restaurant in the garnier opera
surface: 1100 m2
budget: 6 m€ excl. vat
dates: 2008 – 2011
opening: july 2011
digital views: odile decq – labtop
realization pictures: roland halbe – odbc

  • creative, beautiful and innovative. impressive

    alireza
  • Cool, clever clash – space invasion reinvented.

    mark
  • to pursue with my comment which has been truncated (moderator?) and written before the layouts were visible on this page:
    the layouts are outstanding, the glass curtain running behind the pillars is amazing. Nonetheless this punk white blob is heavy and apparently not so in harmony with the Palais Garnier. I wonder how long it will stay white. This is written from pictures viewing. As usual, architecture needs full immersive perception to be understood, i’ll come back for an update after a visit. Might be in a long time though…

    thevzitor
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