Art

Bourse de Commerce

A property of the City of Paris, the Bourse de Commerce has been leased for fifty years to the Collection Pinault, which will open a new museum of contemporary art on the site in early 2019.

An important architectural and historic landmark dating back to the sixteenth century, located at the very heart of Paris, the building would first have to be restored and renovated entirely in order to be transformed into a museum of contemporary art.

The building’s exterior and its landmarked elements (the internal façade, skylights, and frescoes) will be returned to their original condition.

The organization of the internal space will be entirely redesigned, with the addition of a central, circular architectural element, conceived by Tadao Ando, within which will create a gallery space, open to the building’s dome.