A monolith of brightly tinted concret completes the old train station to welcome the new MUS: Museum of Urban and Social History of the City of Suresnes. The extension comes as a base for the station, an unfolding ribbon and smooth frontage that prolongs the surrounding supporting walls. The  station is preserved in its original state but the extension adds a first floor terrace that can welcome outside openings, workshops or exhibitions.
For this museum, we choose to put face to face a contemporary architecture and the historical building by playing on the colors and the materials: the light and smooth concretes on the outside, the bright and joyous bricks on the inside.


  • Name : MUS
  • Client : City of Suresnes
  • Place : Suresnes
  • Date : 2008
  • Mission : Full
  • Surface : 1 000 m²
  • Budget : 2.8 M€
  • Architects : Encore Heureux + AAVP
  • Team : Ducks Scéno (museographs) + INCET (Bet TCE) + PL architectures (architect HQE) + Directeur Général (graphism) with the help of MADE
  • Photographers : Cyrus Cornut + Sébastien Normand


1 Place de la Gare de Suresnes Longchamp, 92150 Suresnes, France