Aurélie Filippetti, Minister of Culture and Communication, after the jury meeting, announces that Bernard Desmoulin is selected for the creation of a new reception space allowing the development of the ancient remains of the Cluny Museum – National Museum of the Middle Ages.
On Tuesday, July 8, 2014, a jury chaired by the Director General of Heritage Vincent Berjot and composed of representatives of the Ministry of Culture and Communication and architects, joined by three qualified personalities (including a representative of the City of Paris) with a consultative voice.
Five teams of architects were invited to compete:
- Bernard Desmoulin ;
- Architectures Adelfo Scaranello ;
- Francisco Mangado y Asociados
- Philippe Prost.
The jury ranked first the project proposed by Bernard Desmoulin for its architectural qualities and its ability to meet the needs of improving the reception of audiences and the management of works, while ensuring the visibility and integration of the site in the urban space.
He was sensitive to the relevance of the project both from the urban point of view, in its address to the city, as well as from the architectural point of view, in its dialogue with the built elements of the museum and Hotel de Cluny.
The winner will build a new building on the Boeswillwald terrace (rue du Sommerard) for all public reception and artwork management functions and the redevelopment of existing spaces related to the new construction.
The new extension is scheduled to open in 2017.
A unique testimony to the architecture of ancient and medieval times, the Cluny Museum is a remarkable heritage complex that brings together Gallo-Roman baths and the medieval hotel of the abbots of Cluny. It welcomes more than 300,000 visitors a year.
The Ministry of Culture and Communication has entrusted the project management mandate for this operation to the Heritage and Cultural Real Estate Project Operator (Oppic).