Eiffel Tower, Paris

An architecture under the influence


The global redevelopment of the first floor of the Eiffel Tower provides:

The demolition and reconstruction of the Eiffel and Ferrié pavilions, the re-dressing of the pavilion housing the 58 Tour Eiffel restaurant, as well as the creation of new waiting areas for elevators and an open-air museum trail on the peripheral gallery.

The opaque floor at the periphery of the central void is replaced by a glass floor and the fence railing by glass as well. This will allow you to experience the exceptional experience of walking 58 meters above the city, as well as discovering the corbelled structure of the 1st floor. The transparency effect of the glass will be progressive, thanks to a non-skid treatment from the inside to the central vacuum on a 1.85 m wide right-of-way.

The first floor of the tower is still inaccessible to people with reduced mobility, the project will give them access to these spaces.

Pavilions program: multipurpose room with 200/300 seats (Eiffel pavilion), shop, cafeteria, museum space and services (Ferrié pavilion), restaurant (58 Eiffel pavilion).

Environmental approach: 4 vertical axis wind turbines, water and wastewater turbines, rainwater harvesting, LED lighting, solar panels on roofs of pavilions.

Photos: © Bateg, © SETE, © Moatti-Rivière agency, © Stefan Brion

Technical sheet

Competitive dialogue: winning project
Owner: SETE
Location: Champs de Mars, Paris 75007
Surface area: 4,260 m²
Mission: architecture, museography and furniture design
Cost works: 25 M € HT
Delivery: August 2014

Mandatory design phase: Moatti – Rivière agency
Lighting Designer: 8’18 »
Museology: Lydia Elhadad
Study office all state bodies: GINGER ETCO (Grontmij)
Economist: Fabrice Bougon
Multimedia networks: Vincent Taurisson
BET facades: RFR

BATEG agent phase construction: construction company