René Binet (architect)

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René Binet
Portal to the World Exhibition 1900 in Paris

René Binet (* 1866 in Chaumont (Yonne) ; † July 19, 1911 in Ouchy ) was a French painter and architect of Art Nouveau .


From 1886 René Binet was a student of Victor Laloux at the École des beaux-arts in Paris.

For the World Exhibition in Paris in 1900 he built a monumental portal and the agricultural pavilion.


  • 1891: Chapelain Prize
  • 1893: Chaudesaignes Prize
  • 1896: Rougevin Prize
  • 1898: 2nd prize for the competition design for the Grand Palace at the 1900 World's Fair
  • 1901: Knight of the Legion of Honor
  • 1910: Medal of the Société centrale des architectes

Buildings (selection)

  • around 1903: Pont Notre-Dame in Paris
  • 1908: Telephone exchange at Rue Gutenberg in Paris
  • around 1908: Madeleine post office in Paris
  • 1909: Mail and Telegraph Office of the Maison Dorée, Boulevard des Italiens in Paris
  • 1910/11: Conversion and expansion of the Printemps department store in Paris


  • Franco Borsi / Ezio Godoli: Parisian buildings at the turn of the century. Architecture and design of the French metropolis around 1900 . Nikol Verlagsgesellschaft, Hamburg (no year), ISBN 3-930656-65-5 .

Web links

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