|La Samaritaine, Rue de Rivoli, Paris 1st.|
This 48,000 square-meter department store (inaugurated in 1869) was implanted in a prime site, precisely, rue de Rivoli (first arrondissement, central Paris), overlooking the Seine river. La Samaritaine is currently owned by LVMH which has chosen the Japanese firm architecture for its renovation.
LVMH recently announced in November 2010 that the building will host a hotel, shops, offices, social housing and a day care. The building permit will be official this year. The completion is expected in 2013.
Project: La Samaritaine
Programme: Hotel, shops, social housing, offices, day care
Location: Paris, first arrondissement
Building permit: 2011
Construction start: 2011
Completion year expected: 2013
Cost: 400 millions euros