Belvédère de la Terrasse 12
Year of construction: 2014
Due to its topographical location, Terrace 12 holds a specific place in the sequence of the Terrasses de Nanterre. It constitutes a "summit" between the Grande Arche and the Seine, which explains the steep slope that separates it from Place Nelson Mandela.
The town planners responded to this specificity by designing a belvedere and setting up commercial premises accessible from Place Nelson Mandela.
In June 2014, "La Terrasse - Espace d'art de Nanterre" was inaugurated. This new Municipal Art Gallery is intended to enliven the Terrasses district and decentralize the cultural offer. It is also intended to make it a convivial place, a crossroads for artistic disciplines and access to knowledge. The rooftop terrace can accommodate temporary works in the public space.
Since July 2015, a restaurant and leisure area has also been set up.
A word about the architect
Fabrice Dusapin is a French architect who graduated from the École Nationale Supérieure d'Architecture de Paris-Belleville. He founded the Dusapin Leclercq agency in 1996 with his partner, Marc Leclercq. Since its creation, the agency has worked on many prestigious projects in France and abroad, such as the renovation of the Palais de Tokyo in Paris, the transformation of the Hôtel-Dieu in Lyon, and the design of several university campuses and office buildings.
Dusapin Leclercq is recognized for its architectural expertise and its responsible and sensitive approach to building design. The firm strives to create architectural spaces that meet the needs of users while respecting the history and identity of the site.