François Pinault to Open a Space in Paris
The Breton collector is back in the capital, eleven years after the failure of his project of Seguin Island. The eighteenth monument of the Louvre street will be minimally designed by Japanese architect Tadao Ando. Opening announced for the end of 2018.
The Board of Trade, with its monumental entrance overlooking the Rue du Louvre, will open at the end of 2018, the new site devoted to the Pinault Collection in Paris. A joint press conference was attended, Wednesday, April 26 at noon at the City Hall, the actors of this new Parisian chapter that focuses on the revival of Les Halles: Anne Hidalgo, the Mayor of Paris, François Pinault, his son François-Henri Pinault, already CEO of Kering and President of Artemis, an orbiting sharply in the wake of the father.
Anne Hidalgo has an agreement with François Pinault, eleven years after the failure of his project yet very advanced Seguin ïle finally found a permanent place to display his collection in Paris. At the end of the concession, the use of the location will return to the City of Paris. This agreement will be submitted to the Council of Paris when the city will have acquired ownership of the building.
François Pinault will be, as in Venice, the head of the Paris museum that is still looking a name. His son François-Henri Pinault, 53, will chair the board of directors of the future cultural building. Jean-Jacques Aillagon, who led the Palazzo Grassi before taking the presidency of Versailles, will chair the Policy Board.