By  on March 6, 2018

PARIS — Visitors to Paris have another destination to add to their schedules — a brand new arts center in the heart of the Marais. Lafayette Anticipations, the art foundation backed by Groupe Galeries Lafayette opens to the public on Saturday. The centerpiece of a broader rejuvenation of the historic neighborhood, it is housed in a 19th-century industrial space remade by Rem Koolhaas, the Dutch architect known for upending conventions.

“This architectural endeavor bridges the tension between pragmatic flexibility and conservation requirements, in a place where preservation regulations are extremely strict,” said Guillaume Houzé, the group’s director of image and patronage who managed the project.

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