Galeries Lafayette (Berlin, Germany) : Detail, rounded facade on corner with street level display windows

Creator:
Nouvel, Jean, 1945-
Published/Created:
Friedrichstrasse 76-78, Berlin, Berlin, Germany
1991-1996
Physical Description:
9,000 m2 (area, interior)
Date Depicted:
2/21/2008
Materials:
steel; glass
Notes:
Galeries Lafayette is a luxury department store company (Groupe Galeries Lafayette) headquartered in Paris, with branches in Berlin, Casablanca, New York (now closed), Dubai, and Jakarta. The Berlin branch was designed by Jean Nouvel and constructed between 1991 and 1995. It is located on Friedrichstraße two blocks south of Unter den Linden and opened in 1996. A modern temple of glass, with four floors, whose interior is centered around a huge cone, like a contemporary tribute to the famous dome of the company's flagship Boulevard Haussmann department store (1895) in Paris. A part of the façade also features a vertical garden from the artist Patrick Blanc.
Topics:
Architecture -- France -- 20th century -- (YVRC)
Period/Style:
Postmodern
Twentieth century
Culture:
German
Accession Number:
1A1-NJ-GLB-A08
Genre:
architecture (AAT)
commercial buildings: department stores (AAT)
Format:
Image
Content Type:
Sculptures, Models, & Architecture
Rights:
Copyright Scott Gilchrist, Archivision, Inc
The use of this image may be subject to the copyright law of the United States (Title 17, United States Code) or to site license or other rights management terms and conditions. The person using the image is liable for any infringement.
Access Restrictions:
Yale Community Only
Digital:
buildings; commercial buildings; stores; department stores
Source Creator:
Gilchrist, Scott
Source Title:
Archivision Addition Module Eight
Source Created:
2878 Chamonix, Montreal QC
Archivision, Inc.
2/21/2008 12:00:00 AM
Source Note:
Purchase, Visual Resources Collection, May, 2013; photographer Scott Gilchrist
Yale Collection:
Visual Resources Collection
Digital Collection:
Visual Resources Collection
Local Record Number:
4654
OID:
10892955
PID:
digcoll:1826993