Discover Herzog & deMeuron’s “Triangle” in Pavillon de l’Arsenal

From October 31st, the Pavillon de l’Arsenal in Paris will host Herzog & de Meuron’s “Triangle”, an exhibition on the controversial skyscraper by the Swiss firm.


With over 60 process models gathered together for the first time, construction details, unpublished images and animation films, Pavillon Arsenale invites you to understand and discover “Triangle”, an exhibition imagined and put together by Herzog & de Meuron. The context, settlement, materials perception and environmental strategies are explained with detail, focusing on the technical innovations of the work.

Quoting Herzog & de Meuron on the ambitious project:

“Triangle is conceived at the metropolitan scale of the city of Paris. Its singular shape, that of an irregular pyramid contrasts with its multiple, dynamic perceptions, which vary according on the citizens’ point of view. The building becomes an active entity in the city, capturing the attention of the whole city towards the Exhibition Centre at the Place de la Porte de Versailles.

 Across the Porte de Versailles square, this iconic, recognizable building will play an important role in the reorganization of flows and perception of urban space while reactivating the historical axis linking the 15th arrondissement of Paris and the surrounding communities of Issy-les-Moulineaux and Vanves. […]

 Triangle is thought of as a piece of city that has been rotated and placed vertically. […] It will recreate a strong and vibrant urban space at Place de la Porte de Versailles, providing a reference point from which the urban panorama can be collected, appearing as an outstanding figure in the system of axis and monuments of the city. “



The exhibition will be open from October 31st to January 4th 2015 in the Pavillon Arsenale in Paris.

The exhibition brochure is available for download clicking here.

All information via Pavillon Arsenale. Image credits Herzog & de Meuron.