Metro glass wall tiles

2018 was the year the world’s largest underground station was given a facelift, showcasing an 11,500 m² glass coat with silver waves.
1,024,505 glass tiles made in France were installed throughout the Châtelet – Les Halles underground station in Paris’ 1st district. In 2008, the architectural firm Patrick Berger & Jacques Anziutti were awarded the contract for Paris’s largest construction project, renovation of the underground stations.This is a place over 750,000 people transit each day, a place where they meet… an iconic place.

Carreau Métro Châtelet-les-Halles, Design Jacques Anziutti & Patrick Berger

Created by the Patrick Berger & Jacques Anziutti architectural agency

The new icon of the Parisian Metro, this curved tile evokes the perpetual, captivating movement of a wave. Its padded effect, depth and coating reflect a wraparound, changing light for a dynamic and elegant look.

The metro glass block was born from the architect’s idea to design a product unavailable on the market. A curved glass block that conveys a singular, enveloping and reassuring light.

Carreau Métro Châtelet-les-Halles, Design Jacques Anziutti & Patrick Berger

The balance of crossover curves

and the depth of the glass are showcased by a highly-technical, premium coating. The pearly chrome colour, with changing glints, shifts from a metallic effect to wraparound warmth.

Carreau Métro Châtelet-les-Halles, Design Jacques Anziutti & Patrick Berger

«The design approach here is to start with the smallest tiles and
gradually progress to the largest», Patrick Berger explains.
Other tiles, almost square in shape.

  • 7,4 x 7,5 cm – cope with the curves and geometric diversity of the surfaces, without the need for unsightly cuts.

    Architects Patrick Berger & Jacques Anzuitti.

Photos : ©Sergio Grazia