Detail View: Archivision Base to Module 9: Forum des Halles

Preferred Title: 
Forum des Halles
Image View: 
Les Halles, view from the garden, east side
Creator: 
Claude Vasconi (French architect, born 1940)
Location: 
site: Paris, Île-de-France, France
Date: 
1977-1979 (creation)
Cultural Context: 
French
Style Period: 
Modernist, Modern
Work Type 1: 
shopping mall
Work Type 2: 
mixed-use development
Classification: 
architecture
Material: 
glass; steel
Technique: 
construction (assembling)
Subjects: 
architectural exteriors; business, commerce and trade; City planning; urban renewal; arch
Description: 
With engineers Jean Willerval and Jean Prouve. Les Halles was the large central wholesale marketplace, which was demolished in 1971, to be replaced with an underground modern shopping precinct, the Forum des Halles. It is notable in that the open air center area is below street level, like a pit and contains sculpture, fountains, and mosaics. Beneath this lies the underground station Châtelet-Les-Halles, central hub of Paris's express urban rail system, the RER. (Source: Wikipedia; http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Main_Page)
Collection: 
Archivision Base Collection
Identifier: 
1A2-F-P-FH-B3
Rights: 
© Scott Gilchrist, Archivision, Inc.