Façade Pavillon 7 © Viparis / L'autre image

Pavilion 7 and Paris Convention Centre

Valode & Pistre's playful façade

Built in 1969 by architects Raymond Gravereaux and Gilles Thin, the original Brutalist concrete structure, characteristic of the 1960s, will be renewed and modernized.

The existing blind surfaces will be opened up and a new glazed curtain wall will be created. Undulating glass surfaces will create a rippling effect at each level, symbolizing the never-ending movement of the exhibitions and the momentum that brings the entire Park to life.

Located at the heart of Pavilion 7, Paris Convention Centre will meet the requirements of large international conferences, providing extensive auditoriums that connect to exhibition spaces. Europe’s largest conference centre, this venue will bolster Paris’s position as the world’s leading city for international conferences. 

Architects

Valode & Pistre

Valode & Pistre is an international agency, founded in 1980 by Denis Valode and Jean Pistre. Its areas of expertise include architecture, interior design, urban design and engineering. With an approach that emphasises the contextual and natural aspects of a project, Valode & Pistre have received commissions from around the world, and have offices in China and Russia. Their work in France includes Pavilions 4 and 5 for Paris Expo Porte de Versailles, the Musée d’Art Contemporain in Bordeaux, the Renault Technocentre, the T1 Tower at La Défense (headquarters of GDF Suez) and Lille’s Grand Stade.

Awards

The Architecture Academy’s Grand Silver Medal, Équerre d’argent.