On May 22nd 2021 the new museum of the Pinault Collection will be finished inside the Bourse de Commerce, Paris, after renovation works led by Tadao Ando Architect & Associates together with the agency NeM / Niney & Marca Architectes, the agency Pierre-Antoine Gatier, chief architect for French National Heritage, and to SETEC Bâtiment. Collection Pinault—Paris oversees and manages the works.
The Bourse de Commerce embodies four centuries of architectural innovation and technical prowess. It brings together the first freestanding column in Paris, erected during the sixteenth century, with vestiges of a Halle au Blé (grain market) built during the eighteenth-century and topped by the first cast-iron dome of its size, constructed in the early nineteenth century. The site was then adapted into a Bourse de Commerce (stock market) in 1889. Now a property of the City of Paris, the Bourse de Commerce has been leased for fifty years to the Collection Pinault, which will open a new museum of contemporary art on the site.
ph: Bourse de Commerce — Pinault Collection / Studio Les Graphiquants. Photo : Maxime Têtard