Address: Place du Marché Saint-Honoré | PARIS | France
Latitude/Longitude: 48.867, 2.33132
The Place du Marché Saint-Honoré has occupied an important role in the history of Paris’ squares. For many years the Saint-Honoré square was occupied by a multi-storey car park. The decision to revitalize the area resulted in the demolition of the car park and the construction of a transparent five-storey building accommodating offices, shops, a parking space and a fire station. And the same time, the square was remodelled and repaved. The commercial building effectively recovers the existing street axis by means of an atrium which runs longitudinally the entire length of the building like a pedestrian street.
The new building became a temple-with-arcade that blends into the historical and emblematic Place du Marché Saint-Honoré. The square itself was redesigned as a grand open-air living room.
The building consists of a classically designed structure wrapped in a double-glazed façade, which is duplicated by a second, transparent outer façade, suspended from hidden anchor points. This juxtaposition of archetypes, the temple, the market, the street and the plaza, find here a new integrated solution with retail on the ground level, office space on upper floors and underground car park.
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