Bourse de Commerce to be converted into museum to house the Pinault Collection
Bouygues Bâtiment Ile-de-France Rénovation Privée and Bouygues Energies & Services were selected by the Paris Pinault Collection to oversee the Bourse de Commerce renovation project. The 18-month project will transform the former 19th-century Halle au Blé (corn exchange) into a contemporary art museum blending cultural heritage and modernity.
Located at 2 rue de Viarmes in Paris’s 1st arrondissement, the building is classified as a historical monument. By 2019, it will become one of the city’s newest attractions—a contemporary art museum housing the Pinault Collection in Paris. The museum was designed by celebrated Japanese architect Tadao Ando, winner of the Pritzker Architecture Prize, and will comprise six exhibition spaces, an auditorium, a restaurant with a panoramic view, a VIP lounge, offices and spaces for educational workshops.
• the construction of an unprecedented concrete cylinder in the centre of the building • a complex demolition effort to make way for wide-angle exhibition galleries • the complexity of restoring cultural assets (glasswork, stonework, the cast-iron dome, the Medici Column) • the creation of an atmosphere commensurate with the particular demands of the museum • the installation of high-quality museum lighting for creating versatile ambiance • a renovation-work schedule that allows for flexible, high-quality operations.
In order to meet the standards of Historic Monuments Chief Architect Pierre-Antoine Gatier, the consortium responded to the call for tenders in partnership with a dozen pre-approved companies specialising in craftsmanship (interior design, sculpture, ironwork, masonry, etc.). The aim was to have the artisans talk about their individual areas of expertise and to build a strong, well-respected team.
Ambitious workforce entry objectives
On this project, Bouygues Bâtiment Ile-de-France Rénovation Privée and Bouygues Energies & Services will conduct an exemplary operation in terms of sustainable development; it will entail more than 40,000 hours of workforce-entry training (7% of hours worked) and the establishment of pathways to certification for the most deserving new workers.
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