The large complex of 600 apartments was designed by Ricardo Bofill Taller de Arquitectura in 1978 and completed in 1982. It consists of three buildings: Le Palacio is the largest, followed by Le Théâtre to its west, and the smaller L’Arc between the other two.
The Palacio is a massive 18-storey neoclassical-inspired building with an orthogonal shape. The Theater is a more modest-looking building surrounding a square evoking the shapes of ancient theaters. The Arc is made up of two stairwells which meet on the 7th floor to form an arch. This arch is surrounded by the Palacio and the Theater.
Les Espaces d’Abraxas in the Paris suburb of Noisy-le-Grand is a postmodern living utopia stylistically based on antiquity. By virtue of this, the landmark building has become the symbol and reference point for a large part of the Marne Valley.