Canopy of the new Les Halles

Berger and Anziutti



Thinking up and designing a 25,000 square metre glass roof made of 17,000 glass panels, each of them with a different geometry: this is the challenge we faced, in collaboration with the architect Patrick Berger. In the end, yellow glass bearing a light pattern in relief interacts with the natural light and creates the ambience and identity of this unique monumental architecture in the historic heart of the most visited city in the world.

The laminated tempered glass bears a pattern of random lines in relief on its outer surface.
Its colour was defined by the application a thin metallic golden yellow layer and its degree of transparency by the addition of a variable screen-printed clear enamel.

Features: Screen-printed laminated panels
Glass design and technical studies: Atelier Emmanuel Barrois
Architect: Berger and Anziutti
Client: City of Paris