Centre Nationale de Danse
Built by Jacques Kalisz in 1972 as the administrative HQ for Pantin, north east Paris. The occupants never quite appropriated the monumental building and were uncomfortable in it's poorly insulated interior, and it was abandoned in the mid 90s.
Pantin sold it to the Ministry of Culture for one franc and after a lengthy restoration by Atelier Robain Guieysse it reopened in 2004 as the national centre for dance.
The interior is impeccable, the exterior needs some more work as the concrete is crumbling. But it is a wonderful piece of brutalist architecture typical of its time and place, that seems to have found it's raison d'etre.
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