ARCHITECTS
Labelle, Marchand et Geoffroy

 ARTIST
Pierre Granche

 OPENING DATE
9 January 1984

Système by Pierre Granche, seen from the platform

View of the platform

Exterior view of the kiosk
Wall above the platform vault

This station, spacious but muted at the platform and kiosk level, would be rather uninteresting on the whole were it not for its enormous spatial sculpture.

Panoramic view of Système, by Pierre Granche, seen from the foot of the escalators
This magnificent structure, entitled Système, fills the whole volume over the mezzanine, hanging from the vaulted ceiling and spreading out horizontally in all directions. Its pattern is repeated in the designs of the tiled floor.

Système by Pierre Granche, seen from the landing above the mezzanine
Système by Pierre Granche, seen from escalators
Système by Pierre Granche, seen from escalators

The array, composed of truncated octahedrons to be precise, serves to illuminate the whole area with the fluorescent tubes are fixed to its beams. It is partially supported by the roofs of the ticket booth and concession.

The sculpture, by Pierre Granche, merits a visit all by itself.

Système by Pierre Granche, seen from the mezzanine near the platform steps
Système by Pierre Granche, seen from the foot of the escalators

 MATT'S RATING
Four metros-worth the trip!Four metros-worth the trip!Four metros-worth the trip!Four metros-worth the trip!