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A winter coat of snow reflects changing times at the Château de la Muette, OECD’s headquarters in Paris.

A long-awaited site renewal project got under way in autumn 2004 that will include renovation of the château (built in 1922), construction of an entirely new conference centre, and asbestos removal and restructuring for the adjacent main OECD office building (in background). The French-American team of architects – SCAU Macary, Menu et Delamain, and Pei, Cobb, Freed & Partners – leading the ambitious project expects the new OECD conference centre to be completed and open for business in early 2007, followed by the restructured offices in 2009. For more information, see OECD Headquarters Site Redevelopment Project or contact

©OECD Observer No 246/247, December 2004-January 2005

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