Gagosian Paris

Caruso St John, Bodin & Associes Architectes, Paris, 2010


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Curvilinear private stair 

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  • Curvilinear private stair    
  • The exterior of the Haussmann-period building    
  • Entrance gallery with exhibition by Cy Twombly    
  • Main gallery space with large central rooflight and view through to main reception    
  • The private gallery    
  • Gallery space    
  • Private office with bespoke oak furniture and corian surface    
  • Site plan    
  • Ground floor plan    
  • First floor plan    
  • Second floor plan    

Gallery with private and public viewing spaces in a Haussmann-period building

Located near the Champs-Élysées in Paris, the American institution's latest edition is the fifth of seven Gagosian galleries designed by Caruso St John Architects.

The gallery features a public viewing space with private galleries above for collectors, with an aesthetic St John calls ‘understated luxury’. The public and private areas are linked by a curvilinear stair formed from a single piece of aluminium with oak treads.

The main gallery is located in the rear courtyard of a Haussmann-period building. The courtyard's glass covering was removed, allowing the ceiling of the gallery to be raised to 4.5m. This space is top-lit by a generous skylight and paved in reflective limestone.

The upper floors are laid with herringbone-patterned oak parquet and the gallery is fitted throughout with bespoke oak furnishings.


  • Begun: Dec 2009
  • Completed: Jun 2010
  • Floor area: 900m2
  • Sector: Arts and culture
  • Total cost: £3.4M
  • Address: Gagosian Gallery of Paris, 4 Rue Ponthieu, Paris, 75008, France

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