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Beaux Arts de Paris

Renovation & accessibility

François DEBRET et Félix DUBAN, 1816-1889 / Auguste PERRET, 1945

The Ecole des Beaux-Arts de Paris is not a monument, nor is it a collection of monuments. What makes the École 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.

  • LocationParis
  • Schedule2015-2018 / Restoration
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  • TeamFrançois Chatillon, Architect