L’Atoll Angers / Antonio Virga Architecte + AAVP Architecture

© Eric Heranval

Architects: Antonio Virga Architecte + AAVP Architecture
Location: , France
Project Management: Antonio Virga architect, – 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.

© Eric Heranval

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.

© Eric Heranval

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.


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Cite: "L’Atoll Angers / Antonio Virga Architecte + AAVP Architecture" 10 Sep 2012. ArchDaily. Accessed 22 May 2015. <http://www.archdaily.com/?p=270696>
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  • DV

    is this project built?. What are we looking at, renders of photos???

    • PM

      these are pictures of the builted project.

  • meama

    c’est une grande surface – it’s a shopping mall. That seems clear no?

  • aliz

    ‘Project Area: 250,693 sqm’ is not correct, the area is around 90,000 sq meter.

  • moubarek

    that is nice latoll angers tres bien