Created in 1998, the CND possesses, aside of its cultural vocation, all the trump cards of a unique site consecrated to the furthering of dance. Brainwave of Jacques Kalisz, the former administration of the city of Pantin was renovated by Antoinette Robain and Claire Guieysse, a work that won them the Equerre d’argent Prize in 2004.
With a view to delocalisation, Thaddaeus Ropac has opened a second gallery on the outskirts of Paris. A former factory and boilerworks dating from the early 20th century, this unique space can cater for monumental works that tie in with the exhibitions. Following on from their work on the Marais address, architects Buttazzoni & Associés managed to preserve the historic nature of the eight buildings under preservation.
On the 8th June 2013, Hervé Giaoui opened the Vintage Habitat 1964 space, 1964 being the year Habitat was created, bought out in 2011 by CAFOM, leader in furniture and electrical appliance sales overseas. At number 77 rue des Rosiers, Habitat has set up as a real ea marketer, buying old products, fully authenticated thanks to the help of Yves Cambier, former director of Habi- tat, and sales from a rough 400 sqm warehouse.
The GGSV studio, Gaëlle Gabillet & Stéphane Villard, designed the renovation of the ‘La Commune’ National Drama School in Aubervilliers. The entrance, the foyer, the library, all the circulation spaces and the restaurant were reviewed to improve the experience for the artists and public alike.This space could be a hothouse, a workshop, a place where ideas, culture, and art is created. We wanted to indicate that something new is happening here, but that this something new is as yet unde ned. Solid yet pliable, designed as though in the process of being de ned, unstable but habitable.
Opened in October 2013 the 116 is not only a contemporary art centre for Montreuil, but above all a place where the huge cultural melting pot that is the town’s artistic community – over 1,000 artists from various disciplines and origins – can give free rein to their creativity. Three exhibitions a year are housed in its 200 sqm space, that combines both historic and contemporary features in a project designed by the architects Bernard Desmoulin and Christian Dagand.
The sixth L’Eclaireur destination is located in front of Habitat Vintage. Martine & Armand Hadida have chosen to leave vintage to one side and to follow Hervé Giaoui in his direction: here they propose a cross section of luxury and rare goods as few others know how to. The ambition of the place (former home of Steinitz antique dealer) is to discover and provide access to new and surprising talents.
Ma Cocotte in Saint Ouen, 'is like a huge 100 sqm bowl where one can come to drink a mulled wine or a hot chocolate, where the architecture and decoration are of no importance, yet it is the place we dream of when we visit the ea market', says Philippe Starck. Located on rue des Rosiers between the Serpette and Paul Bert markets, Ma Cocotte participates wholeheartedly in the city’s focus on activities around the theme 'living together'.