A massive modernisation starts in Paris at Parc des Expositions
Beginning in 2015, the massive modernisation of Parc des Expositions of Porte de Versailles in Paris will last 10 years and will cost 497 million euros.
Four renowned architects – Dominique Perrault, Jean Nouvel, Christian de Portzamparc Valode and Pistre – were commissioned to transform five of the eight existing pavilions. Pavilion number 7 will also host a new center of modular seats Congress (5200), the largest in Europe with a panoramic view of Paris.
The other aim of the project is to open the exhibition center to the residents. To integrate it better to the neighborhood, walkways and green spaces will be build up. Among the new facilities, 440 hotel rooms, shops and a large restaurant entrusted to the Chief of the Grand Véfour Guy Martin.
The Exhibition park operated by the company Viparis annually hosts 160 events (Paris Fair, agricultural show, auto show …) that attract 7 million visitors. With these changes the Porte de Versailles site hopes to attract in the future more fairs and exhibitions and withstand competition in the sector of other major European cities including London, Frankfurt or Hanover.
Parc des Expositions – Paris Porte de Versailles