Visitor Building | Lafayette Escadrille

Lafayette Escadrille Memorial Visitor Building | Parc de St. Cloud (Paris)

program: complete renovation of caretaker’s house and garden to create visitor welcome area, staff offices, and public restrooms.
client: American Battle Monuments Commission
exhibit designer: Haley Sharpe Design
general contractor: BRB
size: 1,890 sq. ft.
construction cost: 557,000 €
delivery: April 2018

The project is housed in the existing caretaker house composed of a residential building and an attached garage. The construction is located approximately 150 meters to the south-east of the Lafayette Escadrille Memorial in the Parc de Saint Cloud.

The visitor building is composed of a multipurpose welcome area with interpretive exhibits, independently accessible public restrooms, and a staff area.

As part of the project, the adjoining landscape has been developed to connect the visitor center to the commemorative area.

The visitor building has been designed to create a new connection with the Memorial itself, and the coherent integration of the building renovation and landscape within the overall commemorative site is a primary objective of the design.