15.02.2019Morland – Work in progress

Construction work on Morland Mixité Capitale in central Paris is now well underway. Paris mayor Anne Hidalgo visited the site on 14 February to attend the inauguration of the Maison du Projet, a public information pavilion about the project.

The building forms part of the Réinventer Paris project, an initiative which aimed to find innovative urban proposals on several sites across the city. The project, won in 2016 together with the French developer Emerige, is the conversion of a former municipal building on the banks of the River Seine. When it opens in 2021, the building will house, among other things, apartments, offices and a hotel, with a market hall on the ground floor. A bar and restaurant on the top two floors with an inhabitable art installation by Ólafur Elíasson and Sebastian Behmann from Studio Other Spaces will be publicly accessible, offering views across the city.

Image © Caspar Muschalek for BRS