Carreau du Temple Exterior

When the newly restored Marais marketplace opens to the public on April 25, the new design may create a formidable nexus for arts and culture in Paris. 

Photo Credit: Fernando Javier Urquijo/studioMilou architecture.  Photo 2 of 9 in Carreau du Temple: Parisian Poetry in Glass and Steel
View of Carreau du Temple from the Square

The palette—blue-lacquered steel, chestnut wood and a gray-and-gold interior—was chosen to reflect the shades and gradients of Paris’ sky.

Photo Credit: Fernando Javier Urquijo/studioMilou architecture.  Photo 4 of 9 in Carreau du Temple: Parisian Poetry in Glass and Steel
Carreau du Temple Main Hall

With the addition of a bi-level basement containing all the working elements of the structure, the ground-level mezzanine remains unencumbered and adaptable to any number of events. (It’s set to be a leading site for runway shows in the city’s new fashion district.)

Photo Credit: Fernando Javier Urquijo/studioMilou architecture.  Photo 3 of 9 in Carreau du Temple: Parisian Poetry in Glass and Steel
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