The Louvre post office is currently going through its last months of work, after four years of exceptional transformation. It will consist in particular of offices, restaurants, shops, but also a five-star hotel, a panoramic rooftop bar with an incredible view of the capital and the return of the historic post office.
A complex with the sustainable development label, a real living space accessible to all.
This building built in 1886 by the architect Julien Guadet of approximately 32,000 m2 is known to be the largest mail center in France, open twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week for more than a century. until it closed in 2015.
The architect Dominique Perrault, to whom we owe the National Library of France, was appointed by the European consultation to design this project. He wanted to preserve the historic building while adding modernity and introducing new uses to create a hybrid space. The metal structure has been preserved to allow good heights and the bay windows provide maximum light. To bring a green side to this space, the rooftop offers 500 m2 of vegetated terrace.
The Louvre post office has become a complex that combines history and modernity, the reopening of which is scheduled for early 2022.