Publicis Drugstore

Publicis Drugstore, Paris, France. Located on the historic Champs-Elysees in the existing headquarters of the Publicis Groupe, an international advertising agency, the project included two restaurants, café, newsstand, pharmacy, grocery store, bookstore, movie theaters, gift store and cigar lounge, as well as renovation of the existing building façade.

The bar and cafe comprise the centerpiece of the renovation. The bar and ceiling are equipped with fiber optic lighting that changes color throughout the day as the mood of the space changes from a casual breakfast cafe to a sophisticated late night hangout.

The new facade was installed over the existing glass and aluminum curtain wall so that the Publicis offices located above Le Drugstore could remain in operation throughout the course of construction.

Located one block from the Arc de Triomphe, the project stands in sharp contrast to the existing urban historical context of the Champs Elysees. The Newstand offers newspapers and magazines from around the world.