Palais de la Porte Dorée, Paris (1931)
The Palais de la Porte Dorée is an exhibit hall located in Paris, France.
The building was constructed for the Paris Colonial Exposition of 1931 and designed by French architects Albert Laprade, Léon Jaussely and Léon Bazin.
The building is currently home to the “Musée de l’histoire de l’immigration” as well as a tropical aquarium.
External bas-reliefs (1200 m²) by sculptor Alfred Janniot portray ships, oceans, and wildlife.
The central hall was designed by Albert Laprade and has a 600 m2 fresco painted by Pierre-Henri Ducos de la Haille.
Two oval lounges are present on both sides of the building entrance.
One inspired by Africa and the other by Asia, both symbolize the intellectual and artistic contribution of Africa and Asia to European civilization.