Flagship projects

Of the many projects supported by the Eiffage Foundation in 2009, three, in particular, attracted considerable media attention.

curs_nav_down.gif Following restoration work by Eiffage, the refurbished Buren columns in the courtyard of the Palais Royal in Paris were inaugurated by Culture Minister Frédéric Mitterrand on 8 January 2010. Both young people who worked on this project under integration programmes have taken up permanent employment within the Group. img_actus07.jpg
curs_nav_down.gif During celebrations to mark the 120th anniversary of the Eiffel Tower, the Eiffage Foundation gave more than 2,500 children from disadvantaged neighbourhoods an opportunity of visiting the monument and seeing a cultural exhibition. The Foundation also provided support in organising a construction & public-works information day, which was held on 29 April 2009, and attended by more than 150 young people. Four Eiffage divisions participated in the event, as did the CREPI Ile-de-France regional club for vocational integration.  Tour_Eiffel.jpg
curs_nav_down.gif Renovation work on the facade of the Zambelli rotunda in the west wing of the Palais Garnier opera building is being conducted by Eiffage Construction Paris Patrimoine under a patronage agreement between the Eiffage Foundation, the Culture Ministry and Opéra national de Paris. During the works, the rotunda will be covered with 800 sq. m of protective sheeting featuring images of the Buren columns, the Louvre pyramid, the Palais Garnier itself and the Simone de Beauvoir footbridge – all projects which the Group has supported, or in which it is participating as a patron. The sheeting, which will remain in place throughout the works, also features a trompe-l'œil image of the façade of the rotunda.  img_actus10.jpg