The Bourse De Commerce, the museum housing the Pinault collection in Paris, will open its doors to the public on January 23, 2021. The project, which was first announced in 2017, saw the city’s former stock exchange transformed by Japanese architect Tadao Ando into a museum for businessman and art collector Francois Pinault. the building was originally set to open in September 2020, but the date was pushed back as a result of the ongoing pandemic.
‘I am delighted with the upcoming opening of the Bourse De Commerce,’ comments Francois Pinault. ‘Not only will it add to the European landscape of institutions devoted to presenting contemporary art, but after the difficult year experienced by france and the world in 2020, it will contribute to the renaissance of the parisian cultural sphere.’
As part of the project, Ando— who Pinault previously tasked with restoring venice’s Punta Della Dogana— designed a central cylinder that has now been inserted into the existing structure, forming a new exhibition space. The remainder of the building, including the dome, which is listed as a historical monument, has been completely restored and modified.