The neighborhood of Les Halles will once again find its dignity and will assert its vocation as one an important neighborhood of the centre of Paris. It will carry the image and the myth of the capital in continuity and harmony with the history of Paris, and it will reconciliate the natural life of the centre of Paris with the happiness of the inhabitants.
It will improve the day to day life of those that live in Les Halles by offering new spaces for their enjoyment as well as for their needs, guaranteeing their tranquility, their comfort and their security through the clarity of the definition of streets, squares and gardens.
The existing garden, too disorderly, will be replaced with a garden with a clarity inherited from the great traditions of the archetypal Paris gardens: Palais Royal, Tuileries,... This clarity will allow the garden to open to the adjacent streets and squares.
STATUS Unbuilt. 2003-2004
LOCATION Paris Les Halles
CLIENT Ville de Paris
ARCHITECTURAL TEAM Jean NOUVEL - Ateliers JEAN NOUVEL
ADVISORS TO JEAN NOUVEL Olivier BOISSIERE, Hubert TONKA, Christian DUPAVILLON, Patrice GOULET, Hervé BAGOT
PROJECT LEADER David FAGART
ASSISTANTS TO PROJECT LEADER Sylvie ERARD, Sandro CABONE, Gaston TOLILA
ARCHITECTS François-Xavier BOURGEOIS, Dan DORELL, Rafaella FALBO, Mathieu FOREST, Claude GODEFROY, Vincent JAULNEAU-LABARRE, Toshihiro KUBOT, Nicolas LAISNE, Sabrina LETOURNEUR, Kirsi MARJAMAKI, Salwa MIKOU, Jean-Romain MUNVEZ, Matthieu PUYAUBREAU, Eric STEPHANY, Kristian SULLIVAN, Livia TANI, Mirco TARDIO, Susana VITORIA,Jean-François WINNINGER, Qiang ZOU
GRAPHIC DESIGN Marie MAILLARD, Natalie SACCU DE FRANCHI
MULTIMEDIA Odile FILLION, Pierre NOUVEL
MODEL Jean-Marc KURCZEWSKI, Jean-Louis COURTOIS
3D IMAGES Artefactory, Didier Ghislain
ENGINEERS Ove Arup and Partners (Paul Nuttall)
Security: Casso et Compagnie, Jean-Marc Casso assisté de M. Degrandsart
Environment: Pierre Lefèvre
Programmer: Café (Patrick O’Byrne assisté de Marie-Anne Gonnet)
Urban planning: Nicolas Michelin, assisted by Thomas Dubuisson, Cyril Tretout, Mathilde Tournyol
Landscape: Michel Desvigne, assisted by Bas Smets, Martin Basdevant, Liviu Vasiu, Justine Miething
CONTRACT TYPE Competition
PROGRAM Replanning of Les Halles
GROSS FLOOR AREA 98 500 m²