Musee d'Orsay
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Architect Gae Aulenti
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Location Paris, France   map
Date 1980 to 1987   timeline
Building Type historical art museum, adaptive reuse
 Construction System bearing masonry, etc.
Climate temperate
Context urban riverside
Style Modern
Notes by competition, with ACT. Railway station remodeled to museum of 19th century art.


Photo, Interior overview

Photo, Interior

Photo, Interior showing model of Paris under glass floor


Plan Drawing

Plan Drawing


Section Drawing

Section Drawing

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3D Model
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Discussion Musee d'Orsay Commentary


1 rue de Bellechasse

Sources on Musee d'Orsay

Dennis Sharp. Twentieth Century Architecture: a Visual History. New York: Facts on File, 1990. ISBN 0-8160-2438-3. NA680.S517. interior photo, p391. — Available at

Duane Siegrist, University of Oregon. Slide from photographer's collection, June 1993. PCD.3236.1011.0837.014.

Alene Stickles, University of Oregon. Slide from photographer's collection, June 1993. PCD.2365.1012.0634.050. View from Siene River.

Kevin and Donna Matthews. Slide from photographers' collection.

Kevin Matthews. The Great Buildings Collection on CD-ROM. Artifice, 2001. ISBN 0-9667098-4-5.— Available at  Find books about Musee d'Orsay


Web Resources
Links on Musee d'Orsay

Musee d'OrsayThe official web site, in French, Spanish, and English

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