INSTITUT DU MONDE ARABE
The Arab Institute is a pure embodiment of the dreams of Parisian urbanism. Designed and completed in 1987 by Architecture Studio and Jean Nouvel, the façade in moucharabieh regulates light. A box basking in light, sun and shade, the building on the inside is a vertiginous ring of panoramic elevators. Major exhibitions, shows, conferences and debates keep Arab civilisation at the forefront.