Architect Bernard Desmoulins designed a new facade and entrance area for the National Medieval Museum in the Latin Quarter of Paris
November 27, 2018
The National Museum of the Middle Ages houses one of the most impressive collections of household items and art of that era. The building has not been restored since the middle of the last century, but this year the architect Bernard Desmoulin designed a new museum entrance and façade, initiating a major renovation project called Cluny 4.
The Gothic mansion was built at the end of the 15th century on the site of ancient Gallo-Roman baths near the monastery of the Order of Cluny. The exterior of the façade, designed by Desmoulins, reveals and emphasizes this dichotomy, combining ancient ruins and cast-iron slabs with openwork medieval motifs. The new entrance area on Boulevard Saint-Michel simplifies the visitor's route and includes a new exhibition hall, auditorium and bookstore.
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