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Nathalie Kosciusko-Morizet, abandoned Paris Metro station, Manal Rachdi and Nicolas Laisné, paris, underground swimming pool, Architecture, Green renovation

Nathalie Kosciusko-Morizet and her team recently unveiled sketches for a series of projects that would reclaim the City of Light’s abandoned Metro stations. There are many different proposals for transforming those unused underground spaces including restaurants, auditoriums, art galleries, theaters and nightclubs. Another idea is to build a very lengthy swimming pool, which sounds ideal for the extended space available.

Over the years these abandoned stations have been boarded up, used as locations for the film industry, or turned into dumping grounds for the Paris transport system. If Kosciusko-Morizet wins the elections in March, she plans to launch a co-creation platform so that architects and designers can submit their ideas and the public can vote on them. But if you have an extraordinary idea and cannot wait, just send Kosciusko-Morizet a tweet.

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Via Messy Nessy Chic

Photos by RATP