Croix Rouge is one of many abandoned metro stations located in the heart of Paris, that had no use at all within the capital. On the context of a competition called Réinventer Paris 2, SAME Architectes won the prize and privilege to give a new meaning to the old Croix Rouge metro station. Today, Paris Design Agenda unveils everything you need to know about this project, and this amazing firm.
Croix Rouge was a metro station located on the sixth arrondissement, that is currently abandoned since World War II, in 1939. It was once the first terminus of Paris’s Line 10, that was officially born in 1923. Since 1939, Croix Rouge metro station stop functioning, becoming completely abandoned.
The Croix Rouge metro station was left for an abandoned building, leaving this area of the sixth arrondissement without any practical use whatsoever, when it comes to public transportation. That fact has officially changed with the competition called – Réinventer Paris 2, which is the celebration of the innovative urban development projects on Paris’s underground.
Within this amazing competition that improves Paris’s quality of life, SAME Architectes were the fortunate winners of this prize. This prestigious firm got the chance and prize to reinvent the Croix Rouge metro station, in the sixth arrondissement. Their idea focuses on the complete makeover of this abandoned infra-structure, transforming it into the first bar in the world, that is placed at a metro station.
Terminus will be the name to embody the old Croix Rouge‘s metro station, that will be converted onto a stylish bar/restaurant. Its access will portray as a normal entrance, as one could enter to the metro, but inside you visualize the magic of the renovated architecture and interior design. On the low level of this incredible and anticipated bar, it will be split in two, giving each side its purpose.
There will also be two fully functioning metro trains on the tracks within this station, that will be transformed as well, but into moving restaurants. Its concept is unique, completely one-of-a-kind, and intends to turn heads everywhere. The estimated time for the opening of Terminus is in 2021, on the abandoned Croix Rouge metro station.