Hall of Aeronautics – Paris, 1937

Palais de l'air

Hall of nationalized aeronautic industries with spiral bridge and Rhodoïd[1] orb at the Exposition Internationale des Arts et Techniques dans la Vie Moderne (International Exposition dedicated to Art and Technology in Modern Life), Paris, 1937. Audoul, Hartwig and Gérodais, architects – Aublet and Delaunay, designers.



Postcard of the Hall of Aeronautics – Exterior


Photo – Hall of Aeronautics – Exterior

Other pictures from the 1937 Expo:


Postcard of the 1937 Paris Expo. On the left, the National Socialist German pavilion (see below)


The German pavilion, 1937. Rather ominous in light of events shortly to come to pass.


A view of the Paris Expo by night.

The Old Wolf has spoken.

[1] Rhodoid is a brand name for a cellulose acetate product developed by French pharmaceutical/chemical group Rhône-Poulenc around 1917. The name comes from a combination of Rhône-Poulenc and celluloid. In 1937 this would still have been considered an innovation