BIG | 香榭丽舍大道上的老佛爷百货
Located on the iconic Avenue des Champs-Élysées,the historic Art Deco bank building from 1932 is uncovered and celebrated to create a carefully curated retail laboratory for world's leading fashion,food and lifestyle brands to come together with each other and the surrounding city.The 6,800m2 Galeries Lafayette concept store officially opened its doors to the public in Spring 2019,welcoming local and global shoppers into the restored Art Deco gem.
Our design pays tribute to the tactility and texture of the historical building.Throughout the store,visitors encounter precious materials and refined details from the past that are reinterpreted and deployed in a contemporary way.Walking around the lofty gallery-like space feels as moving through a composition of architectural elements that operate at the scale of furniture and create defined experiential shopping zones.
Shoppers are invited into the building through an inverse canopy on the street level.A glowing bridge ushers life into the heart of the building: a dramatic circular atrium covered by a monumental glass cupola that has been restored and uncovered for maximum daylight.The entire store unfolds itself on the ground floor and creates a bright new urban living room for brand activations,fashion shows and other special events.A grand staircase,which doubles as an auditorium during events,takes visitors to the mixed-use space on the first floor which features creative and emerging brands,as well as a denim lab,jewelry display,limited edition sneakers and tech products.A continuous golden ring of perforated metal wraps around all of the columns and creates a series of rooms and alcoves facing the atrium.
From the ground floor,visitors are immediately able to see the upper levels enticing them to explore the different destinations and activities.The escalators are finished in warm metal and a ribbon of glass in the same material palette as the central atrium.Exploring the store and its different levels feels like a carefully curated environment where furniture is never only storage: interweaving carpets become dressing rooms,countertops are a sculptural stack of elements,magic carpets for the shoe display double as furniture for the shoppers to sit and try the footwear.
The upper levels of the store are more refined and continue the idea of furniture as artifact.The top floor features a series of suspended glass vitrines that look like independent objects and can host a variety of experiences and activities visible from the lower levels.
"To create an invitation to enter,ascend and explore,we have designed a handful of elements that find themselves at the intersection of architecture and furniture.Rather than messing with the old bones of the building or delineating function with walls – the program has been provided with a family of pavilions that may change and transform over time.The raw space has an almost urban scale and character that makes it capable of accommodating even the wildest interventions,which makes me excited to imagine what I might expect to find here next time I come back.And it shows me that Galleries Lafayette is not only opening a new department store on Champs-Élysées,rather,they have opened up a new urban room for the Parisians," continued Bjarke Ingels.
"当我们开始继承这个不可思议的来自1932年的空间时,大部分漂亮的材料和装饰艺术元素都被涂成黑色的干墙所覆盖,天窗也被薄板石遮蔽,与外部的联系也消失了。我们在改造时专注于建筑的核心,保留了所有珍贵的材料和精致的细节,将它们保留在了画廊般的空间中。天花板的高度和充足的日光也衬托出了历史建筑的原始品质," BIG 建筑事务所合伙人Jakob Sand说道。
"When we inherited this incredible space from 1932,most of the beautiful materials and Art Deco elements were covered with black painted drywall,the skylight was blinded by sheetrock and the connections to the outside had disappeared.We focused on the heart of the building and preserved all of its precious materials and refined details,wrapping them in gallery-like spaces.The historical architecture is supplemented by the raw qualities of ceiling heights and abundance of daylight," said Jakob Sand,Partner at BIG.
项目名称：Galeries Lafayette Champs-Èlysèes
设计公司：Bjarke Ingels Group
首席建筑师：Bjarke Ingels,Jakob Sand
摄影：Salem Mostefaoui,Delfino Sisto Legnani and Marco Cappelletti,Matthieu Salvaing,Michel Florent