Transforming a historic château, inside and out, into the new regional home of contemporary art in Paris.

The chateau of Domaine de Rentilly, Bussy-Saint-Martin (77) is the location of the new Fonds régional d'art contemporain (FRAC) in the Ile-de-France.

The building is completely clad in mirrored stainless steel reflecting an English-style park on one side, and a French-style garden on the other.

Entirely stripped of its internal structures, the building interior now consists of a simple steel framework supporting three levels, each with 400 square metres of exhibition space, and a panoramic roof terrace. 

The public entrance to the building is at basement level through the 16th century foundations.

Location
Île-de-France

Client
FRAC

Architect
Bona-Lemercier