updated check out the youtube “93 pantin” video exploring the inside of the building and the new updates about the future of the building (below)!!
The construction of this enormous building, located on the south side of Pantin harbor, was part of a great project to transform Ourcq channel into an important navigable vector and to connect it to French bigger rivers. The project, started at the beginning of the last century, included also the implementation of the Pantin harbor and the enlargement of the Ourcq channel.
The building, the Chambre de Commerce et d’Industrie de Paris (CCIP) deposit, was ended between 1929 and 1931 and it is composed of two warehouses, at the time dedicated to the storage and supply of grains and flour shipped by boat through the Ourcq channel to the city of Paris. The building also served as customs office.
Unfortunately it’s difficult to find information about this place and we weren’t able to discover when the building was dismissed and what happened later until now. It appears it is (or has been) a squat, but we couldn’t find any other confirm about that.