The Printemps building renovation Situated on the historical Strasbourg Place de l’Homme de Fer, the corner building in which Printemps presents its deluxe department store offerings was recently the center of a major renovation entrusted to Christian Biecher. This building formerly consisted of six adjoining buildings aligned from number 1 to 11, on rue de la Haute-Montée in Strasbourg. The building facades were situated at number 1, 3, and 5, which formed the « Grad magasins du Louvre » at the beginning of the 20th Century, were unified in the 1940s. Lanter on, a concrete superstructure covered the ensemble, the building numbers 7 and 9 were rebuilt, and the articulation of the number 11 facade was left in contact with the other street elements. Today, following these various transformations, Christian Biecher gives the building back all its luster by endowing it with a facade resolutely modern and, in an original manner, he confronts the urban constraints linked to the project’s integration onto a site registered on the UNESCO’s World Heritage List.
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