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This Medieval Walled Town with a Storied History Shows How Traditional Urbanism Can Support High Density

© Sabine de Villeroy
© Sabine de Villeroy

The protective fortress, winding cobblestone streets, and medieval urban layout are all characteristics of many coastal European towns. But when exploring the French town of Saint-Malo, it is difficult to believe that this is hardly the original city. What separates Saint-Malo from many other European towns located by the sea—aside from its striking location jutting out from the coastline—is the complex history of how it was heavily destroyed in World War II, but rebuilt to its original aesthetic.

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Luminous, Transparent Mixed Use Tower Will Mark the Skyline of Saint-Malo, France

Located outside of Saint-Malo’s train station, this soaring 55-meter beacon building will establish itself as an entrance to the city. The Semaphore is the product of French architects a/LTA + Ateliers Laporte and holds a strong identity and concept in creating a dynamic, engaging environment while blending harmoniously into its surrounding environment.

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  • Area Area of this architecture project Area:  6500
  • Year Completion year of this architecture project Year:  2015

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St.-Malo, France