Cité de la Mode et du Design
This daring renovation of a listed industrial building using eye-catching modern architecture is certainly worth seeing. With its green glass superstructure overhanging the Seine just upstream from Austerlitz Station, Les Docks - Cité de la Mode et du Design now houses exhibition spaces, a fashion and design school and studios, shops, cafés, bars, restaurants, nightspots and a roof terrace.READ MORE LESS
The reinforced concrete building here began life in 1907 as a department store and represented the peak of industrial architecture in its day. Much of it remains, as it is a classified historical building. A century later New Zealand architects Dominique Jakob and Brendan MacFarlane gave it a new lease of life as the focus of a vibrant new culture in the eastern Paris urban riverside landscape.