Forgotten Paris Metro stations transformed – BT

A Parisian mayoral candidate has re-imagined the city’s ghost Metro stations as swimming pools, restaurants and discos.

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Can you imagine swimming in a tube station or watching theatre deep underground?

In Paris it could become a reality. The woman campaigning to be the first female mayor of the French capital has released her ideas for the city’s forgotten Metro stations.

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Nathalie Kosciusko-Morizet has commissioned artist impressions of potential uses of the ghost stations, using the defunct Arsenal stop in the 4th arrondissement as a template to image theatres, swimming pools, restaurants and nightclubs.

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If the 40-year-old wins the election in March, the woman known as NKM will invite Parisians to come up with ideas for the abandoned underground spaces.

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There are 16 disused stations on Paris’s underground transport system. The majority closed when France joined the Second World War in 1939.

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Five have never opened to the public: two were constructed but never used and the other three designed and built but never even connected to a Metro line.

Last updated: 07 February 2014, 16:16 GMT

Photo credit: www.nkmparis.fr
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Forgotten Paris Metro stations transformed – BT.

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About Phill

Creative Director at International Visual

Posted on February 14, 2014, in Ideas, Miscellaneous, Places and tagged , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 1 Comment.

  1. What a wonderful idea to redo these stations!

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