Brest (29), France
Corner façade (main entrance), L. 12.6 m x H. 16 m, 1202 series curtain wall profiled; In-fill with curved safety glass 10-10
K190 frequent-usage door (life-time guarantee for leaf assembly)
Side façades, 480 m2, Profiled aluminium curtain wall 1204 VEC; in-filled with enamelled plate glass
SA ALTAREA GEREC (75)
AU4G Architectes (75)
Surface: HABITABLE SURFACE AREA. : 17,025 m2
A shopping centre in the heart of town
Integrating a shopping centre right in the heart of town was the challenge successfully undertaken by the AU4G Parisian architects’
office in Brest.
The Espace Jaurès plays the modernity and conviviality card and takes its rightful place, discreetly and respectfully, in its urban environment.
The deliberate choice of a corner building, not straight but curved, meant that square metres could be "given back to the city", which also meant that a small square at the foot of the building became a public place full of life and spirit.
Espace Jaurès [FR 272]