La Canopée - Réaménagement du site parisien des Halles, Paris, France: Façade constructor seele has roofed over this multi-purpose building with a lightweight, translucent steel-and-glass design.

12,000sqm

glass area

900t

steelwork

la canopée – réaménagement du site parisien des halles

Center of gravity of the Paris area, the heart of Les Halles was reorganized with „La Canopée” – the Canopy – a project by Patrick Berger et Jacques Anziutti architectes, winners of a competition in 2007. A light, translucent and large spanning building-shell protects a public space on several levels. It unifies a partially underground urban complex, where a metropolitan train station, a shopping complex and cultural facilities overlap each other. The two principal floors of the site are connected: the Forum below rises to the level of the city above. A new gateway to the city is created. In this project, seele has been awarded the decorative glass envelope for the building sections south and north, covering an area of about 12,000sqm, and the secondary structure of 900t of steel, adapted to suit the free-form design of „La Canopée”.

Header image: © Franck Badaire – Photographe

  • La Canopée innerhalb des Herzstücks von Paris besteht aus einer von seele gefertigten leichten, transluzenten Hülle.
  • Façades specialist seele realized the secondary structure of 900t of steel for la canopée - réaménagement du site parisien des halles.
  • Les Halles including La Canopée contains the metropolitan train station, a shopping complex and a cultural facilities.
  • Fassadenbauspezialist wurde mit der dekorativen Glashülle für "Les Halles" beauftragt.
  • The train station with the roof construction from seele received the European Steel Design Award of Excellence.
La Canopée innerhalb des Herzstücks von Paris besteht aus einer von seele gefertigten leichten, transluzenten Hülle.
© Franck Badaire – Photographe
Façades specialist seele realized the secondary structure of 900t of steel for la canopée - réaménagement du site parisien des halles.
© Franck Badaire – Photographe
Les Halles including La Canopée contains the metropolitan train station, a shopping complex and a cultural facilities.
© Franck Badaire – Photographe
Fassadenbauspezialist wurde mit der dekorativen Glashülle für "Les Halles" beauftragt.
© Franck Badaire – Photographe
The train station with the roof construction from seele received the European Steel Design Award of Excellence.
© Franck Badaire – Photographe

Credits

Client Ville de Paris
Main contractor GTM
Architect Patrick Berger et Jacques Anziutti architectes
Engineer Ingérop Conseil & Ingénierie
Date of completion 2016
Scope of seele supply
  • Decorative envelope of the building sections north and south with internal horizontal ”marquises”
  • 12,000sqm glass
  • Multi-ply custom panes, honey-coloured with textured surface and limited transparency
  • Unique panes adapted to suit free-form surface
  • 900t secondary steel structure
  • Custom-made rafter-purlin system with cantilevering sections (incl. struts) to suit free-form design
Awards
  • European Steel Design Award of Excellence by European Convention for Construktion steelwork