Project TeamPhilippe Ameller, Jacques Dubois, Camille Henry, Catherine Laroche, Hélène Martin.
Cost6,5 M HT
Text description provided by the architects. The hall
The shape of the hall is simple, strictly square. Slight movements of the roof allow the introduction of zenithal light facing north. The hall is freed from all columns, which gives the building a complete flexibility of design and evolution. The underside of the hall is covered with wood cladding which ensures pleasant acoustics.
Vegetation covers promote a good visual perception of the roof. It also improves thermal comfort and facilitates rainwater management. The facades are equipped with wooden sunshades placed horizontally or vertically, according to their orientation.
Exterior stalls are disposed around the square hall. Stairs situated in the continuity of the circulation around the stalls provide access to the parking below. A side road controlled by retractable bollards enables easy delivery to the shops. The fully planted side slope to the east constitutes a land reserve for the future housing units. Situated between the forecourt and the park, and facing the entrance of the hall, a small wooden-clad building gathers under its roof the usher’s office, additional rooms and discreetly accessible restrooms.
To the west along the Fontenelle Street, urban development follows the plan of the future multi-modal transport hub. The patio illuminating the parking on the lower level is generously planted with tall trees, embedded flowerbeds, assemblages of mineral matter, thus completing the planning of the court.
The space in the vicinity of the parking patio constitutes a transitional space between the new market hall and the housing project, and offers seating areas and shade. The tops of the trees emerging from the patio are similar to those in the planted parking lot, creating a visual link between the forecourt and the landscaped parking.
The covered parking
The existing parking is maintained and brought up to standards. Thanks to its patio, its extension benefits from pleasant and luminous parking space. An elevator gives access to the court from the exterior as well as the interior parking. Its glass treatment makes it a discreet and contemporary element of the court.