Japanese architect Tadao Ando is restoring an 18th-century stock exchange building in Paris and turning it into a contemporary art gallery.

Exhibition spaces are being built in a circular concrete structure that sits under the historic painted dome of the Bourse de Commerce.The project is a collaboration between Tadao Ando Architect & Associates, Niney et Marca Architectes, the Pierre-Antoine Gatier architecture agency and building engineering consultant Setec Bâtiment.

French businessman François Pinault, founder of luxury group Kering, commissioned Tadao Ando to transform the heritage building to display some 5,000 artworks he owns.They previously worked together in Venice, where the architect restored the Palazzo Grassi for Pinault.

 

 

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