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Paul Alezraa.

Métalmorphoses – Monnaie de Paris

Paris, France

One of the most ambitious cultural project in Paris heart

Create a modern public space around the historical activities of metalworking. This is the objective of the the Paris Mint. The institution wishes today to be more open to the public and enhance its buildings Quai Conti and the many skills they contain.

The respectable French Mint was created in 854 and since 1775 is located in a preindustrial neoclassic palace in the heart of Paris, only hundred of meters away from the Louvre and the Musée d’Orsay. It is considered as one of the most beautiful building of Paris, chef d’oeuvre of the 18th century.

For over three centuries, the Monnaie de Paris has hit money away from prying eyes. The Monnaie de Paris is recognized worldwide for its exceptional know-how and the quality of its production. This know how is considered part of the French national intangible heritage. 

The project of the Monnaie de Paris, entitled "Metal-Morphosis" and launched in 2009, aims to promote this heritage and creating a vivid cultural centre with a rich and diverse cultural offer. The cultural complex will offer a new museum dedicated to the Paris Mint institution, visible workshops, a Guy Savoy restaurant, a temporary exhibition gallery, indoor gardens, shops…

The architectural transformation is conducted by the Parisian architect Philippe Prost.