Client: Groupe Giboire
Status: Competition (2019)
Location: Rennes, France
Coordinates: 48.080923, -1.677532
Climate: Continental, Temperate
Materials: Brick, Glass
Visualizer: Jeudi Wang
Scale: 4.800 ㎡ Medium
Types: Cultural, Mixed use
The proposed project is designed to embody the contemporary Rennes from the peri-urban approach of the city. It will be «at the forefront», functioning as a catalyst for the significant material of the city.
In tension between the great landscape and the city center, it is integrated into a unique urban situation. The search for close or distant perspectives will inscribe the project both in its immediate context, and more broadly in the territory.
The mixed-use ensemble of the Porte de Nantes must constitute a heritage for the future, bringing the materiality of the center back to the gates of the city.
The project enters into a friendly dialogue with the surrounding area. The natural elegance of its silhouette must however work in power in order to constitute an urban, architectural and landscape balance at the scale of the Alma zone.