VIPARIS – a new event site – the Cnit Forest – will open in 2022 in Paris La Défense

Pablo Nakhlé Cerrut i, CEO of Viparis, and François Schuiten , designer and scenographer, presented the new event site which will open in 2022 at Cnit. These event spaces were closed in 2025, when work began on the extension of the RER E-Eole line for the construction of the new station under the Cnit, whose delivery is scheduled for mid-2023. Cnit Forest will have 20,000 m² of modular spaces on 4 levels, with 2 amphitheatres of 740 and 1,175 seats, 24 meeting rooms, and 2 multipurpose spaces of 2,186 m² and 2859 m². The spaces will be flexible and will be able to accommodate very different events. Very particular attention has been paid to the choice of noble and high-tech materials: of natural origin and recycled wood. François Schuiten "We lost the visibility of the audacity of the Cnit of the time (1958), a real feat of engineering, and we therefore worked to reconnect with its forms thanks to trees, with wood, the sensual. We will feel the light coming on, which will give the feeling that it is alive with an alloy of noble materials and high technology. "

En Ile-de-France et sur le quartier d'affaires Paris-La Défense

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