The architects Anne Lacaton and Jean-Philippe Vassal were chosen to develop the project for the new Palais de Tokyo.
Their mission will be to carry out all the
redevelopment of the new spaces of the future Palais de Tokyo.
Passionate about the architecture of the Palais de Tokyo, created in 1937 for
the universal exhibition by Dondel and Aubert, Viard and Dastugue, the agency
Lacaton & Vassal, has chosen to respect the qualities of this place, as, by
example, the majestic volume of spaces and zenith light
through. They will use the characters and forces of the building in service
an open and accessible project for all audiences. They want a
to see, create, learn, live, dream.” The Tokyo Palace should open
its doors in early 2012.