REUNION - PARIS - MAURICE
L’ATELIER exporte aujourd’hui son savoir-faire. Notre expertise en architecture bioclimatique et notre démarche éco-responsable nous ont permis de développer plusieurs projets à l’étranger (Myanmar, Maurice, Mayotte, Tanzanie, Qatar…).
This old market hall from the 1940s, with its rectangular shape, brick columns, large central nave and symmetrical double pitched roof, was largely modified in the 1960s. The building had then its legibility, its functionality and, thus, its appeal. The challenge of the architectural project consisted of restoring the initial volume of the market hall and giving it its urban meaning and its place in the city. The opening of four facades on the ground floor contributes to this by bringing in plenty of natural light for the optimal use of interior spaces. Two new towers have been added to match those that were built in the 1960s. They adopt a contemporary architectural language, with a blend of vibrating patterns, with the integration of the service and technical zones and the vertical connections, to free the rest of the market hall surface. A restaurant has been built on the first floor, put forward and lit by the large glass façade of the market hall. Its place on the mezzanine provides an offsetting, atypical, view on the market.