Tobias Rehberger Designs New Metro Station in Paris

Tobias Rehberger, Project for thee Pont Cardinet Metro Station Courtesy the artist and Emerige

German artist Tobias Rehberger has been commissioned to produce a permanent artwork for the new metro station Pont Cardinet, set to open in 2017. It will the second artist-designed metro station in Paris. The first, conceived by Jean-Michel Othoniel for the Palais Royal-Musée du Louvre stop and inaugurated in 2000, has been a big hit among tourists and Parisians alike.

Rehberger’s piece is a joint commission by the rail network RATP and French property developer Emerige, whose chairman, collector Laurent Dumas, has a long-standing commitment to contemporary art. The new artwork will be built on the ground floor of a new building designed by Chinese agency MAD, together with French architect Christian Biecher.

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