Modern Modern

Modern Modern

The Rehabilitation of the Musée d'Art Moderne de Paris by h2o architectes

A new house for modern and contemporary art in the structure of a Paris Art Deco icon




Edited by h2o architectes and Building Paris. With contributions by Fabrice Hergott, Anaël Pigeat, h2o architectes, and Studio GGSV. Photographs by Laëtitia Badaut Haussmann, Myr Muratet, and Stéphane Chalmeau

1st edition

, 2019

Text English and French


164 pages, 90 color and 25 b/w illustrations and plans

17 x 24 cm

ISBN 978-3-03860-177-7


The Palais de Tokyo, built for the built for the 1937 International Exhibition of Arts and Technology, is an icon of French Art Deco architecture. Located prominently on the northern bank of the Seine near the Eiffel Tower, the vast complex today is a hotspot of modern and contemporary art in the French capital.

Opened as part of the 1937 International Exhibition, the Musée d'Art moderne de la Ville de Paris (MAM) has always had its home in the eastern winf of Palais de Tokyo. After a major refurbishment directed by Paris-based h2o architectes, in collaboration with design firm Studio GGSV, it has been re-inaugurated in October 2019. This book documents the creation of the new MAM. Alongside brief essays and a conversation with h2o architectes’ founding partners Jean-Jacques Hubert and Antoine Santiard, it features plans and visualizations as well as historic photographs. The construction process is illustrated through a photo essay by artist Laëtitia Badaut Haussmann and reportages by photographer Myr Muratet and architect-photographer Stéphane Chalmeau.

Autoren & Herausgeber

Building Paris

, gegründet von Benoît Santiard und Guillaume Grall, entwickelt und gestaltet Buchprojekte im Bereich Architektur und Kunst.

h2o architectes

, gegründet von Jean-Jacques Hubert and Antoine Santiard, arbeitet an einer Vielzahl von Projekten unterschiedlicher Typologie und Massstäbe, darunter Wohngebäude, öffentliche Räume und Bauten für die Kultur.