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Ecole des Beaux-Arts de Paris – Amphithéâtre d’Honneur

Restauration de l'Amphithéâtre d'Honneur avec amélioration de la fonctionnalité
  • LocationParis (75006)
  • ClientOPPIC
  • Schedule2014-2016
  • Cost/AreaNC
  • TeamFrançois Chatillon, architecte en chef des Monuments Historiques en charge de l'ENSBA depuis 2013

The Ecole des Beaux-Arts de Paris is not a monument, nor is it a collection of monuments. What makes the Ecole des Beaux-Arts de Paris a monument is precisely its history and its function.

Authenticity, point of reference, state of origin, none of the « standard » restoration tools are relevant here. Each space, each vestige of the courtyard, each sculpture bears its own history. If it is a book, it is an encyclopedia whose volumes continue to be written every day.

Here, no big plans, no « gestures » – we should follow the palpitation of the history and life of this perpetual monument to allow it to accommodate with gentleness, the inevitable contemporary use.