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Neuf Plâtre
A building by OMA / Rem Koolhaas

Editor: Lafayette Anticipations
Authors: Rem Koolhaas, Guillaume Houzé, François Quintin
Graphic Designers: Mevis & Van Deursen
Photographers: Bas Princen
Size: 24x32 cm
Number of pages: 128
Nombre d\'illustrations : 54
Printing: Offset
Binding: Sewn square back
Language: English
Date of release: Mar 2018
Price: 29 €
ISBN: 2956303201
A building by OMA / Rem Koolhaas photographed by Bas Princen, for Lafayette Anticipations - Fondation Galeries Lafayette. The work is published on the occasion of the opening of the Foundation to the public in March 2018.

More than a century separates the gesture of the Dutch architect Rem Koolhaas from that of the Frenchman Samuel Menjot de Dammartin who, in 1891, erected the Parisian building at 9 rue du Plâtre. The proposal of Rem Koolhaas, co-founder of the OMA agency, nestles in the hollow of this building, which rose out of the ground in the middle of the industrial revolution. It requalifies this former warehouse in the Marais, built for the needs of the nearby Hôtel de Ville Bazaar, into a production and exhibition machine for Lafayette Anticipations - Fondation d'entreprise Galeries Lafayette.

From the first exchanges with the OMA agency and its think tank AMO in 2012, through to the last weeks of construction in the autumn of 2017, Book 9 Plaster traces the stages of construction of a tool-building dedicated to accompanying, producing and presenting the works of its time. In an interview, Rem Koolhaas evokes the conceptual, artistic, social and political issues that led to the architecture of his first Parisian building, while Bas Princen's photographic works take a sensitive look at the successive transformations of space.

An obvious work, 9 Plâtre shows the principles of an art space open to the city and to all audiences. It marks the beginning of an artistic program dedicated to the meeting of practices and thoughts.

Production specifications

The Fondation preserves and documents traces of the works at various stages of their creation (sketches, models, prototypes, etc.).
10 March 2018
Une conjonction de savoir-faire
Générique du bâtiment
09 March 2018
Vues de la tour d'exposition du 9 rue du Plâtre
02 March 2018
Vidéo des planchers mobiles
01 March 2018
Un chantier de 3 ans
Lafayette Anticipations a fait appel à Bas Princen pour photographier le bâtiment aux différentes étapes de sa réhabilitation.
01 January 2018
Conférence de presse de préfiguration de la Fondation
A l'occasion de l'exposition "Venir Voir Venir"
02 July 2014
Décembre 2013. Avant-projet détaillé
09 December 2013
Esquisse IV
Juillet 2013. Esquisse du projet définitif
10 July 2013
Esquisse III
Juin 2013
20 June 2013
Esquisse II
Avril 2013
22 April 2013
Esquisse I (B)
Octobre 2012. Deux options : Option radicale et Option Plan en "T"
12 October 2012
Esquisse I (A)
Juillet 2012. Première proposition de projet architectural par OMA
12 July 2012
Rencontre avec Rem Koolhaas
Guillaume Houzé et François Quintin rencontrent Rem Koolhaas au Café Marly. En présence de Maria Finders
01 June 2012
Première visite d'OMA du bâtiment
avec Maria Finders (OMA), Guillaume Houzé, François Quintin,
12 March 2012
Plans historiques du bâtiment
12 January 2012
Rem Koolhaas
François Quintin