Valode & Pistre’s playful façade

Built in 1969 by architects Raymond Gravereaux and Gilles Thin, the original Brutalist concrete structure, characteristic of the 1960s, will be renewed and modernized.

Valode & Pistre’s reinterpretation of the façade of Pavilion 7 is among the firm’s most striking creations in France. Built in 1969 by architects Raymond Gravereaux and Gilles Thin, the original Brutalist reinforced concrete structure, very characteristic of the 1960s, will be enhanced and modernized. The blind surfaces of the northern façade, to the right of the atrium, will be opened up and a new glazed curtain wall will be created. Undulating glass surfaces will create a rippling effect at each level, symbolizing the never-ending movement of the exhibitions and the momentum that brings the entire Park to life. Visitors to Pavilion 7 are treated to a breathtaking view of Paris. The upper part of the atrium’s façade, parallel to the central pedestrian thoroughfare, incorporates signage for the new Paris Convention Centre, heralding the renewal of the entire exhibition complex.

Before the worksite

 

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