Remodelling an icon

April, 2016

 

London based AL_A has been selected by French department store Galeries Lafayette to transform its historic flagship store on Boulevard Haussmann, Paris, into“building the department store of the 21st century“ The remodelling of the 40,000 sq mt store is scheduled to begin in early 2017.

AL_A“s proposal was chosen for its bold conceptual design, which focuses heavily on the traditional architectural of the site, while adding elements of modernity. The design team will be headed by Amanda Levete who is known for her radical thinking and reimagining built heritage.