Il mu­seo per­ma­nen­te del­le col­le­zio­ni nu­mi­sma­ti­che (e non so­lo) è il tas­sel­lo più re­cen­te del pro­get­to de­cen­na­le di re­stau­ro e ri­lan­cio del­la Zec­ca di Pa­ri­gi fir­ma­to da Phi­lip­pe Pro­st. This per­ma­nent mu­seum for nu­mi­sma­tic (and other) col­lec­tions is the mo

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Il mu­seo per­ma­nen­te del­le col­le­zio­ni nu­mi­sma­ti­che (e non so­lo) è il tas­sel­lo più re­cen­te del pro­get­to de­cen­na­le di re­stau­ro e ri­lan­cio del­la Zec­ca di Pa­ri­gi fir­ma­to da Phi­lip­pe Pro­st. L’ope­ra re­sti­tui­sce un ruo­lo cen­tra­le a fon­de­ria, of­fi­ci­ne e ate­lier del co­nio, da ol­tre due se­co­li rac­chiu­si in que­sto pa­laz­zo neo­clas­si­co sul­la Sen­na

This per­ma­nent mu­seum for nu­mi­sma­tic (and other) col­lec­tions is the mo­st re­cent part in a ten-year-long pro­ject for the re­sto­ra­tion and re­vi­ta­li­za­tion of the Pa­ris Mint over­seen by Phi­lip­pe Pro­st. This work gi­ves a cen­tral ro­le back to the mint’s foun­dry, work­shops and stu­dios, whi­ch ha­ve been lo­ca­ted for over two hun­dred years in this neo­clas­si­cal buil­ding on the banks of the Sei­ne

Nel 2009 un con­cor­so as­se­gnò all’ar­chi­tet­to pa­ri­gi­no Phi­lip­pe Pro­st l’in­ca­ri­co di re­stau­ra­re e rior­ga­niz­za­re l’Hô­tel des Mon­na­ies, la Zec­ca di Pa­ri­gi, al­lo sco­po di aprir­la al pub­bli­co va­lo­riz­zan­do se­co­la­ri abi­li­tà di al­to ar­ti­gia­na­to. Si trat­ta del­la più an­ti­ca isti­tu­zio­ne fran­ce­se, fon­da­ta nel IX se­co­lo e at­tual­men­te sud­di­vi­sa tra l’im­po­nen­te pa­laz­zo neo­clas­si­co sul­le ri­ve del­la Sen­na, che ospi­ta la la­vo­ra­zio­ne dei me­tal­li pre­zio­si, e la cit­tà gi­ron­di­na di Pes­sac, do­ve ven­go­no pro­dot­ti gli eu­ro. Af­fac­cia­to su Quai de Con­ti, l’edi­fi­cio pa­ri­gi­no por­ta la fir­ma In 2009 a com­pe­ti­tion as­si­gned the Pa­ri­sian ar­chi­tect Phi­lip­pe Pro­st the ta­sk of re­sto­ring and reor­ga­ni­zing the Hô­tel des Mon­na­ies, ho­me of the Pa­ris Mint, wi­th the aim of ope­ning it to the pu­blic and put­ting cen­tu­ries-old craf­tsman­ship skills on di­splay. The mint is the ol­de­st in­sti­tu­tion in Fran­ce, foun­ded in the 9th cen­tu­ry and cur­ren­tly split bet­ween an im­po­sing neo­clas­si­cal buil­ding on the banks of the Sei­ne, whe­re pre­cious me­tals are wor­ked, and the ci­ty of Pes­sac in the Gi­ron­de de­part­ment, whe­re eu­ros are coi­ned. Fa­cing on­to Quai de Con­ti, the buil­ding in Pa­ris was de­si­gned

di Jac­ques-De­nis An­toi­ne, che nel­la ga­ra del 1765 sba­ra­gliò per­fi­no Étien­ne-Louis Boul­lée con un pro­get­to di gran­de mo­der­ni­tà, ca­pa­ce di fon­de­re esi­gen­ze pro­dut­ti­ve e di rap­pre­sen­tan­za. Di­spo­se in­fat­ti ap­par­ta­men­ti e uf­fi­ci die­tro l’im­po­nen­te fac­cia­ta lun­go la Sen­na, men­tre al­le of­fi­ci­ne del­la zec­ca de­sti­nò la par­te re­tro­stan­te, or­ga­niz­za­ta in cor­ti. Nel 1793 l’Hô­tel des Mon­na­ies in­glo­bò an­che il Pe­tit Hô­tel de Con­ti di Ju­les Har­doui­nMan­sart, rag­giun­gen­do l’at­tua­le su­per­fi­cie di ol­tre un et­ta­ro nel cen­tra­lis­si­mo VI Ar­ron­dis­se­ment. Al­lo sco­po di re­sti­tui­re il ma­gni­fi­co com­ples­so by Jac­ques-De­nis An­toi­ne, who even beat Étien­neLouis Boul­lée in the com­pe­ti­tion held in 1765 wi­th a plan whi­ch has aspec­ts of great mo­der­ni­ty, but whi­ch was al­so able to meet the re­qui­re­men­ts of pro­duc­tion and re­pre­sen­ta­tion. Apart­men­ts and of­fi­ces we­re pla­ced be­hind the grand faça­de on the Sei­ne, whi­le the part at the back, laid out around cour­tyards, was de­vo­ted to the mint’s work­shops. In 1793 the Hô­tel des Mon­na­ies ad­ded Ju­les Har­douin-Man­sart’s Pe­tit Hô­tel de Con­ti, brin­ging the com­plex to its cur­rent si­ze of over a hec­ta­re in the cen­tral 6th Ar­ron­dis­se­ment.

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