The Bibliothèque nationale de France (BnF) gather all the royal documents since the end of Middle Age. The building François-Mit- terand, on the left shore of the Seine, shelters over 13 millions documents both written and video. The keen and the researcher may access those collections in the 4 book shaped buildings, symbols of the minimalism in vogue in the end of the 1990’s. Right in the heart of the esplanade, the cloister shaped garden provides a semblance of peace within the noisy city.
How to build 28,000 sqm on a site that is only 2,000 sqm on the ground was a challenge in itself. The organic volume, like a giant caterpillar, creeps up over ve stories but it shouldn’t be seen as just a caprice by the architect Renzo Piano, it also allows the building to ll the space without touching its neighbours.
C.O.Q, Community Of Quality, a cosy and connected establishment, is the work of Pauline d’Hoop and Delphine Sauvaget from Agence Favorite. The aim was to open a relaxed, quality hotel that has a touch of the family home. Every last detail counts, from the black&white carpet to the brass taps, to the 50s-style wardrobes and Charlotte Perriand wall lights.
In the calm of a little cobble-paved street just a few steps from the Mouffetard area, the Hôtel Henriette has a fresh take on the art of hospitality. The 32 rooms in Paris’ new designer boutique hotel are entirely different to what visitors will have been used to up to now.
Recognisable by its green skin designed by Jakob+McFarlane, the Cité de la Mode et du Design hosts key Parisian cultural events such as Now! le Off from Paris Design Week, (OFF)ICIELLE - avant-garde contemporary art, fashion shows, and fashion/lifestyle trade shows: Labo International, Capsule Show...
On the Hotel Off take your pick between Left Bank and Right Bank, between life on the river and life on the riverbank. This unique spot has 58 bedrooms including four suites, a bar, a pool, a marina and a 400 sqm terrace on the quay. Of the four suites, two are ‘Designer’ suites designed by Maurizio Galante and Tal Lancman using shades of Sunset and Silver.