The municipal council of Clichy voted, Tuesday, June 29, 2021, the cession of the People’s House to the Ducasse group, which will proceed, with the support of the Ministry of Culture, to the integral restoration of this masterpiece of modern architecture.

Ducasse Paris, a reference in gastronomy and the art of living, plans to develop in the building a project to exploit all its know-how. Within the renovated building, open to the city and its inhabitants, culinary art will be declined in several forms.

The restoration and new development project will be led by renowned architects, Alain-Charles Perrot, chief architect of historic monuments and Florent Richard, a heritage architect who is intimately familiar with the building, having already worked on it in the early 2000s. Designers Patrick Jouin and Sanjit Manku will work alongside them.

The People’s House being classified as historical monuments, the authorizations of works will be the subject of an instruction by the regional conservation of historical monuments (DRAC) and an authorization of the prefect of region. The work will be carried out under the scientific and technical control of the DRAC. As part of this transfer, the building will be completely restored, rehabilitated and brought up to standard by the Ducasse group. The operation will also benefit from monitoring by the Hauts-de-Seine prefecture.

Roselyne Bachelot-Narquin, Minister of Culture, and Rémi Muzeau, Mayor of Clichy, are delighted with this project, made possible by a close collaboration between the Ministry of Culture and the municipality. It was indeed the Ministry of Culture, concerned about the future of the People’s House, that suggested to the Ducasse group to take an interest in it, property of the City of Clichy, which was itself in search of an ambitious project to give a second life to this monument emblematic of the city’s history.

The services of the Ministry of Culture, in close connection with the city of Clichy, will scrupulously ensure, at all stages of the operation, that it is respectful of the history and architecture of the monument.

 

This is a very happy meeting between a project, a historic monument and a territory. The City of Clichy and the Ducasse Group can count on the support of the Ministry of Culture, to accompany them in a respectful approach possible of this exceptional building, concentrated of the architectural genius of the 1930s.” Roselyne Bachelot-Narquin, Minister of Culture.

“This building is part of our city’s cultural and heritage history. I wish more than anything to pay tribute to this past and allow the People’s House to continue to write its history in Clichy. This project will bring it back to life and at the same time participate in the new momentum of the neighbourhood.” Rémi Muzeau, Mayor of Clichy and Vice-President of the Departmental Council of Hauts-de-Seine.