A plant-inspired curvilinear "canopy" - a monumental roof - will serve as the emblem of the Les Halles redevelopment in the heart of Paris, a project designed by architects Patrick Berger and Jacques Anziutti, who won the competition in 2007. The canopy will rest on two 15 metre high buildings on either side of the patio formed by the Les Halles shopping centre. The buildings will accommodate City of Paris cultural facilities.
Under a €150 million contract, a VINCI Construction France consortium (Chantiers Modernes Construction, GTM TP Île-de-France and TPI) is responsible for overall project management, civil engineering works and comprehensive technical and logistical support for metal fabricator Fayat, the subcontractor responsible for building the canopy itself.
The consortium has also awarded the contract covering structural reinforcement of the shopping centre to Freyssinet. Find out more: Site officiel du réaménagement des Halles [Official website of the Les Halles redevelopment project]