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SANAA's Plans For La Samaritaine in Paris Blocked Once Again

SANAA's Plans For La Samaritaine in Paris Blocked Once Again
SANAA's Plans For La Samaritaine in Paris Blocked Once Again, Rendering (2011). Image © SANAA
Rendering (2011). Image © SANAA

An appeals court has revoked permission for SANAA's restoration of the landmark Art Deco La Samaritaine department store in . The plans, which would see a comprehensive overhaul of the 19th-century structure that finally shut its doors in 2005 following four decades in decline, would create an all-new shopping centre and luxury hotel as part of a 70,000m² mixed use development.

The project, commissioned by the LVMH conglomerate - which owns brands like Dom Pérignon, Givenchy, Louis Vuitton and BVLGARI - was halted because "the wavy, etched-glass facade proposed [SANAA] did not meet local planning requirements and was out of character with the surrounding buildings." It is understood that La Samaritaine will now appeal to the Council of State, France's highest administrative court. The city of Paris has mentioned in a separate statement that it would also support this latest appeal.

Model (2011). Image © SANAA
Model (2011). Image © SANAA

Plans were first revealed in 2011.

Story via Reuters.

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Cite: James Taylor-Foster. "SANAA's Plans For La Samaritaine in Paris Blocked Once Again" 14 Jan 2015. ArchDaily. Accessed . <https://www.archdaily.com/587268/sanaa-s-plans-for-la-samaritaine-in-paris-blocked-once-again/> ISSN 0719-8884
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