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  7. La Mantilla / Jacques Ferrier architecture

La Mantilla / Jacques Ferrier architecture

  • 19:00 - 3 May, 2016
La Mantilla / Jacques Ferrier architecture
© Luc Boegly
© Luc Boegly

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  • Project Architects

    Philippe Bonon, Philippe Cervantes
  • Structure

    SARL André Verdier Ingénieurs Structure Fluids: BETSO
  • Economist

    l’Echo
  • Acoustics

    AMO HQE / High Environmental Quality assistance
  • Client

    Bouygues Immobilier, Pragma, Urbanisme et Commerce
© Luc Boegly
© Luc Boegly

Text description provided by the architects. La Mantilla answers the functional mix programme defined for the mixed development zone Jacques Cœur in Montpellier. With an approximately 32,000 m2 surface area, it provides shops, restaurants, housing, a student residence, offices and a public car park.

© Luc Boegly
© Luc Boegly

The complex is designed as a coherent built landscape and organised around an interior garden that acts as its federating element, exemplifying the approach taken to the ongoing design of this city. Three grand staircases lead up to the 1st floor level hanging garden that provides users and residents with a pleasant social space opening onto the city. As well as the staircases, there are also a number of openings that contribute to creating a feeling of transparency and lightness.

Plan
Plan

On the southern side, Place Pablo Picasso marks the gateway to the city. Particular emphasis is placed on the verticality of the buildings, whose silhouettes rise up from the surrounding landscape, underlining this new urban identity and providing a strong signal. On the northern side giving onto the Jacques Coeur Lake, the view opens generously onto the hanging garden with its cafés and restaurants linking the public and private gardens.

© Luc Boegly
© Luc Boegly

Like other projects designed by the studio, a unifying element, in this case a white mineral mantilla, is used to encompass the architectural language of La Mantilla while offering a reinterpretation of Mediterranean architecture. Its pattern takes the form of a lattice that wraps around the balconies and loggias, providing subtle tonal variations that change with the time of day.

© Luc Boegly
© Luc Boegly

From an environmental point of view, the project complies with Low Energy Consumption Building standards and reflects the studio commitment to sustainable development.

© Luc Boegly
© Luc Boegly

By simultaneously placing emphasis on both the use of the building and its users, the design is a highly contemporary project that avoids all fleeting architectural fashions. It is simply a building in the city, both generous and useful. 

© Luc Boegly
© Luc Boegly

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Cite: "La Mantilla / Jacques Ferrier architecture" 03 May 2016. ArchDaily. Accessed . <https://www.archdaily.com/786088/la-mantilla-jacques-ferrier-architecture/> ISSN 0719-8884
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