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Must-see modern architecture in Paris

As this is the week for Menswear design in Paris, there are many art lovers gathered here. If you of those, we will definitely need to see 8 modern architecture gems here.


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Louis Vuitton Fondation

It’s an art museum and cultural centre that was opened recently, on October 2014. The building was designed by the architect Frank Gehry and cost an enormous amount of money $143 million.





Cite de la Mode et du Design

The translation of the name would sound the city of fashion and design and it’s the place where you can find the French Institute of fashion. The building is located beside the Seine, between the Gare d’Austerlitz and the Bibliotheque Nationale de France. It is well-known because of bold modern architecture.


Islamic Art Wing, The Louvre

The Louvre museum had opened the new wing devoted to Islamic art. To build a structure it cost 80 million pounds and it took a lot of time to built with. The Islamic Art wing is fitted with a wave-like, gold tinted rooftop which has been likened both to a flying carpet and sand dunes in the desert.


Parc Andre Citroen

It is a public space which was built on the site of an old Citroen factory. Its flat green lawns, dancing fountains and individually-designed peripheral gardens give the French formal garden a modern twist. A tethered hot air balloon gives an alternative view of the park and city.


Hotel Fouquet’s Barriere

This design is a bold recreation of typical Haussmann facade in grey concrete design by architect Edouard Francois. The architecture mixes historical and contemporary, which upholds tradition but is also committed to 21st-century design.



Centre Pompidou

The Centre Pompidou was described as “love at second sight” by National Geographic, but then The New York Times admitted that the design of it “turned the architecture world upside down”. Designed by architect Renzo Piano and British one Richard Rogers in 1971, with its exposed skeleton of brightly coloured tubes for mechanical systems it was really a surprise of those days. But now it’s one of the most famous modern buildings if not in the world than for sure in Paris.


So if you are tired of all similar grey monuments in the city, visit some of the modern art and you will be surprised by all the unexpected decisions made by famous architects.




See also: Paris Travel Guide

See also: Must-Do In Paris If You Are A Design Fan

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