Uptown preservationists would be seething over Paris’ new worm building. The new structure, located on a historic block, is by Pritzker-winning architect Renzo Piano. The “worm,” which is not compatible with Paris’ iconic Haussmann-style architecture – talk about being “out of character with the neighborhood” – will act as the Pathe Foundation’s headquarters.
The building has been eight years in the making and it snakes mostly through alleys behind existing buildings, according to Buzzbuzzhome. Inside, curved wood beams encase what will soon be the Pathe’s archives, offices, exhibition spaces and 70-seat screening room.
The official grand opening is slated for September. [Buzzbuzzhome] – Christopher Cameron