Architects: Antonio Virga Architecte + AAVP Architecture
Location: Angers, France
Project Management: Antonio Virga architect, AAVP Architecture – Vicent Parreira
Project Managers: Thomas Lastennet architecte, Romain Braida architecte urbanist, Gwendal Herve architecte
Project Year: 2012
Photographs: Luc Boegly, Eric Heranval
Project Area: 250,693 sqm
Coordination: Girec engineering
Lighting: Les Eclaireurs
Landscaping: Atelier Paul Arène
The four poles, separated by four corrifors, rise up like four great entry porches. The structure is covered with a white
aluminium net, which is perforated and backlit. The shops of the Atoll are arranged in a dynamic layout, while the carpark
blends into the garden.
The building´s envelope, 8-12m from the main structure, provides a protected area behind the shops for deliveries, away from the customers´ view at the center of the Atoll, and provides a clear passage for security services.
The outer cover runs from the inside out, following the access porches up to the roof to form an awning covering part of the promenade. On the inside, the awning rises up over a glass wall offering views of the various shop fronts. The shop front can be seen clearly avove and below the awning.