Project

Galeries Lafayette Champs-Élysées

Paris, France
BIG – Bjarke Ingels Group

Number 60, avenue des Champs-Élysées, an historic Art Deco bank building from 1932, has been uncovered and celebrated by BIG – Bjarke Ingels Group. The four-storey fashion, lifestyle and food experience is a new “retail laboratory” housing world-famous brands and occupying one of the largest addresses on the famous shopping avenue in Paris. Owned by five generations of the Galeries Lafayette family, the store concept is both historic and disruptive.

For the reimagined entrance, an immersive glowing tunnel invites people in from Champs-Élysées. Curved annealed and flat tempered laminated glass was fabricated in collaboration with CRICURSA, featuring a non-slip etching. 120 pieces of flat glass line the sides and ceiling of the tunnel made by CRISTEC, and 40 curved pieces round off the corners.

Featured in Dezeen & Vogue

120 Pieces of Tempered Glass

Bespoke Lamination

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