Detail View: Archivision Base to Module 9: C42: Citroën Showroom

Preferred Title: 
C42: Citroën Showroom
Alternate Title: 
Espace Citroën
Image View: 
Interior detail, a vintage Citroën car displayed on one of the rotating circular platforms with information station
Creator: 
Manuelle Gautrand (French architect, born 1961)
Location: 
site: Paris, Île-de-France, France
Location Note: 
42 Avenue des Champs-Élysées
GPS: 
+48.870180+2.307723
Date: 
2002-2007 (creation)
Cultural Context: 
French
Style Period: 
Twenty-first century
Work Type 1: 
store
Work Type 2: 
automobile showroom
Classification: 
architecture
Material: 
glass; steel; motors
Technique: 
construction (assembling)
Measurements: 
1200 m2 (area)
Description: 
Built as the flagship showroom on the Champs-Élysées for the automobile manufacturer Citroën. The cars are presented as a kind of corporate totem composed of eight vehicles stacked on platters, one on top of the other. The arrangement forms a gigantic upright display around which visitors move in an ascending/descending spiral movement via flights of stairs and landings. The cars are displayed on revolving circular platforms under a faceted mirror-ceiling that fragments and multiplies their lines and details. The building skin is faceted glass and plays on the distinctive shape of the Citroën logo: the double chevron, in red and white. (Source: Manuelle Gautrand [firm website]; http://www.manuelle-gautrand.com/)
Collection: 
Archivision Addition Module Nine
Identifier: 
1A1-GAUTM-CSR-A17
Rights: 
© Scott Gilchrist, Archivision, Inc.