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Mon 14.7.

French National Archive facade by Novelis

Posted by Walter Phillips on 14.07.2014 - Tagged as: ,

French National Archive facade by Novelis

French National Archive facade by Novelis

200 tons of Novelis pre-anodised aluminum cover the facade of the French National Archive by Italian architects Massimiliano and Doriana Fuksas in Pierrefitte-sur-Seine, near Paris.

 

 

French National Archive facade by Novelis

French National Archive facade by Novelis

The French National Archive, created after the French Revolution, contains significant milestones of French history, including the diary of Louis XVI and the last testament of Napoleon.

 

French National Archive facade by Novelis

French National Archive facade by Novelis

The new Archive, inaugurated in 2013, is composed of two main ‘bodies’: one horizontal building with glass facades, accommodating offices, conference rooms and exhibition spaces and a ten-story archive building clad with Novelis surface finished aluminum.

 

French National Archive facade by Novelis

French National Archive facade by Novelis

The combination of aluminum and glass, including the reflection in surrounding water basins, reinforces the elegant and dynamic appearance of the imposing construction.

 

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