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Saint-Denis station, new art center


In 2026, the Art Explora foundation and Essor will invest 5,000 m2, with exhibitions, performances and artist workshops.

And if the city of Saint-Denis, north of Paris, whose image is more than contrasting, was in the process of giving itself the means to get out of the rut?

At least as much as the restoration of the basilica, the 2024 Olympic Games and the city's candidacy to be European Capital of Culture in 2028, the Grand Paris Express project will contribute to this.

From 2026, the future Saint-Denis Pleyel station, designed by architect Kengo Kuma, will coexist with 5,000 m2 dedicated to art and artists.

While 250,000 travelers are expected 28 meters underground in this Ile-de-France transport hub (access to the RER D and four metro lines), four floors above the station will be responsible for giving an extra soul to a district in full redefinition.

Transforming a difficult suburb

The competition for these 5000 m2 has just been won by a duo, the Art Explora foundation and the construction group Essor - the latter taking care of the walls and the commercial exploitation, with shops and restaurants...

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Source: lefigaro

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