GALERIES LAFAYETTE FLAGSHIP ON CHAMPS-ÉLYSÉES

  • Prize
    Winner in Retails Design
  • Company/Firm
    Bjarke Ingels Group
  • Designer
    Bjarke Ingels, Jakob Sand
  • Lead Designer(Other)
    Karim Muallem, Gabrielle Nadeau, Xavier Delanoue
  • Other Credit
    Francesca Portesine, Pauline Lavie-luong
  • Location
    Paris, France
  • Project Date
    2019

Located on the iconic Avenue des Champs-Élysées, the historic Art Deco bank building from 1932 is uncovered and celebrated to create a carefully curated retail laboratory for the world’s leading fashion, food and lifestyle brands to come together with each other and the surrounding city.

The 6,800m2 Galeries Lafayette concept store officially opened its doors to the public in Spring 2019, welcoming local and global shoppers into the restored Art Deco gem. The generous four-story environment is the largest store on the famed Parisian boulevard and combines old world elegance with modern chic, hosting established and emerging brands, experiences and events.

Our design pays tribute to the tactility and texture of the historical building. Throughout the store, visitors encounter precious materials and refined details from the past that are reinterpreted and deployed in a contemporary way. Walking around the lofty gallery-like space feels as moving through a composition of architectural elements that operate at the scale of furniture and create defined experiential shopping zones.