In the heart of the Marais, on the site of the historic Parisian market demolished in the '70s and one of Paris’s busiest commercial quarters, it has been carried out the complete reconstruction of the Forum des Halles.
The canopy, designed by Paris-based architects Patrick Berger and Jacques Anziutti, it’s crowned by an innovative giant glass roof composed by 18,000 glass shells that diffuse a soft light whatever the weather forecast, so that the interior temperatures are maintained without undue energy consumption.
The gigantic leaf-shaped structure has allowed to New Forum des Halles the expansion of the commercial area in about 6000 m2. Eighteen new shops, mostly flagships of world known brands, that benefits now form a privileged situation and the natural light.
As it could not be otherwise, the new stores have been designed according to the premises of the building, sustainability, design, quality and comfort.
This is why, for the air-conditioning project of the stores, the property opted for the Airtècnics air curtains as a climatic protection placed on the doors.
The solution adopted was the installation of INVISAIR air curtains. It is an air curtain that is concealed inside a horizontal column or bulkhead and does not alter the design of the interior space. In this case, INVISAIR air curtains have been installed vertically inside columns on the sides of the doors. It is an ideal solution for this type of stores.
Among the stores where air curtains have been installed we can highlight the first Flagship LEGO Store in France, the latest eco-friendly Sephora flagship Store, the latest service-oriented concept of Nike flagship store with more than 1000 m2 or other flagships of worldwide famous brands like Superdry or Rituals.
The Forum des Halles is one of the most important urban projects of the last few years and nowadays welcome approximatelly 37 million visitors each year as well as the 800,000 travelers who daily pass through the largest interurban transport hub in Europe.