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10/30/2020 | News release | Distributed by Public on 10/30/2020 03:22

French Ministerial visit to the site of the oldest maritime museum in the world, renovated by Eiffage Construction

An exceptional project, for a ministerial visit! Geneviève Darrieussecq, French Minister Delegate to the Minister of the Armed Forces, in charge of Memory and Veterans, visited the site of the National Museum of the Navy, a renovation operation won by our teams last spring to renovate this iconic Parisian cultural equipment, the oldest maritime museum in the world!

Located on Place du Trocadéro in the 16th arrondissement of Paris, this operation was entrusted to our teams of Eiffage Construction Equipment Services by the OPPIC (Operator of Heritage and Cultural Real Estate Projects). The peculiarity of its location in the Palais de Chaillot, an emblematic heritage building facing the Eiffel Tower and already home to the Museum of Man, makes it an even more memorable place.

It is on this emblematic operation that Geneviève Darrieussecq, Minister Delegate to the Minister of the Armed Forces, in charge of Memory and Veterans Affairs, did us the honour of meeting our operational teams on site, as well as our partners. It is in fact the Ministry of Armies and the Public Establishment of the National Museum of Navy that this historial building will be delivered in 2022.

Designed by h2o Architects, the objectives of this renovation are numerous:

  • Design a user-friendly and dynamic reception area
  • Optimising people flow management
  • Enhance the attractiveness of the museum through spectacular and innovative scenography
  • Redefining spaces to diversify cultural offer
  • Promote the autonomy of the museum by increasing its own resources: installation of spaces dedicated to restoration, boutique, seminars and conferences
  • Bring the Museum as a whole up to standard on safety, security and accessibility issues

The project of the architectural firm is based on a form of composition and restitution of the volumes of the galleries of the international exhibition of 1937, while being part of the architectural continuity of the interior fittings. It gives the fundamental architectural qualities of this palace to be reviewed, respecting its history and adapting it to accommodate in a lasting way the majestic collections of the future museum.

Congratulations to our teams for their daily work on valuing our cultural heritage, and a big thank you to Minister Geneviève Darrieussecq for this enriching visit!

To learn more, read the article on obtaining this new project.

Photo credits: Geneviève Darrieussecq