At Place de l’Étoile end of the Champs-Élysées lies Le Drugstore Publicis founded in 1958 by Marcel Bleustein-Blanchet, founder of the world-renowned advertising agency Publicis Group, Publicis Drugstore was designed to bring American consumer convenience and bar culture to the Parisian public.The complex offered a diverse array of goods under one roof such as books, pastries and jewellery to cigars and champagne.
Recently, Design Research Studio by Tom Dixon did a complete renovation for their restaurant and terrace.
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At 6 million Euro, and three year construction time, The Opera Garnier’s first ever restaurant has opened in July 2011 becoming one of Paris’ hottest spots.The design of the project was assigned to Odile DECQ Benoit CORNETTE – Architectes Urbanistes after a contest. The Phantom restaurant is located at the Opéra Garnier, more commonly known as the Paris Opéra, a 1,600-seat opera house on the Place de l’Opéra in Paris, France, which was the primary home of the Paris Opera from 1875 until 1989. The condition of processing the designs was a bit limiting since they were not allowed to make any irreversible alterations, no visible structures were allowed, and no alterations whatsoever were allowed on structure, pillars, walls or ceilings.
One of the most interesting features is the undulating glass curtain on the restaurant’s façade, sliding between the pillars.Their chairs are all from Poltrona Frau, when combined with the bench and floors, they produce a theatrical character reminiscent of the phantom of the opera which was once performed within the auditorium.
Project Info by ODBC
Project name: Phantom – Restaurant of the Garnier Opera
Author: Odile Decq // Odile DECQ Benoit CORNETTE – Architectes Urbanistes
Structure engineering: BATISERF Ingénierie
Facade consultants: Odile Decq – Odile DECQ Benoit CORNETTE – Architectes Urbanistes / HDA – Hugh Dutton Associates
Building services engineering: MS Consulting
Acoustics engineering: Studio DAP
Fire security engineering: SETEC
Kitchen consultants: C2A Architectes
Project responsables: Peter Baalman, Giuseppe Savarese, Amélie Marchiset
Site : Garnier Opera, Paris, France
Program: Implement of a restaurant in the Garnier Opera
Surface: 1100 M2
Budget: 6 M€ excl. VAT
Dates: 2008 – 2011
Opening: July 2011
Digital views: Odile Decq
Realization pictures: Roland Halbe – ODBC
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