Gallery Ropac is located in a former 19th century boiler house measuring about 4,700m². Chosen notably for its immense spaces, the place is perfect to house monumental artworks that Parisian Galleries cannot exhibit.
Of the 4,700 invested by Ropac, 2000 m2 are reserved for exhibitions.
The other buildings include a private show-room, some offices, a place to stock the artworks, and other spaces dedicated to performances, dance, conferences, projections and any other special events organised alongside temporary exhibitions.
The architects Buttazoni & Associate have renovated this place all the while preserving the characteristic elements of a 19th century industrial building: red bricks, skylights, zenithal lightning and large spaces. They tried to reproduce the original aspect of the building. Keeping in mind all the additions to design that were made throughout the 20th century, they also gave much thought to green spaces. The main building is divided in four axes with zenithal lighting between 7 and 12 metres high.
Its proximity to the National Dance Centre, parc de la Villette and the Philharmonie de Paris will help contribute to develop a zone for cultural activities that will allow visitors to go beyond the ring road and to think about the Grand Paris of tomorrow. In 2022, Cnap will set up its reserve collections within walking distance from the gallery. In the meantime, open doors of the future Cnap are proposed in September 2018.
Gallery Ropac Paris Pantin proposes free monographic and group exhibitions.
Some examples of exhibitions at Ropac
Gallery Ropac is open on Tuesday and Saturday from 10 am to 7 pm. For summer closing times: check the gallery website.
A restauration space is available: Café Bleu proposes for lunch a simple menu of savouries snacks (quiches, salads) and a selection of drinks. It is possible to eat your lunch outdoors in this pleasant setting. Open every Tuesday and Saturday from 10:30 am to 5:30 pm.