Old stations in Paris will be converted into a swimming pool, restaurants, art galleries, theaters, and even nightclubs.
Nathalie Kosciusko-Morizet, the French politician who now campaigns to advance as the Mayor of Paris had the unique ideas to update subway (Métro) Arsenal, in her hometown.
There are at least 11 Métro stop in France since World War II is no longer used due to the lack of passengers, some never opened to the public. Kosciusko-Morizet took this opportunity and propose to change stations such as swimming pools, restaurants, art galleries, theaters, and even nightclubs.
Unique ideas Kosciusko-Morizet is supported by architect Manal Rachdi and Nicolas Laisné. Until now, such unique ideas are still relatively crude. Kosciusko-Morizet if elected in the upcoming March Elections, these ideas will be developed again.
Some rough plans that already published is a plan of conversion stations as a swimming pool, a theatre, restaurants, art galleries and nightclubs. These ideas gained widespread acceptance from the public, particularly through the publication of the internet. One reason, the physical character of the Métro station is able to provide special acoustics as the theater.
The Métro station conditions relied upon rendering ideas Kosciusko-Morizet now looks terrible. Arsenal station which was built in 1906 in the 4th Arrondissement, Paris is closed in 1936. To this day, Arsenal station used by the RATP, the Paris transport operator, as a place of disposal of the goods and test tools.
As quoted in Messy Nessy Chic, there are eight unused station in Paris which is likely suitable for updated. These stations include Arsenal, Champ de Mars, Porte Molitor, Haxo, Croix Rouge, Porte des Lilas, Saint Martin, and Martin Nadaud.