Location: Montpellier, France
Total area: 10,000 (sqm)
This six-storey commercial building serves a crucial purpose in the urban design of Antigone, namely to relate the new development to the city centre by spanning a steep slope. A shopping centre had for a long time marked the boundary of the city with a blind wall, which thanks to this project became opened.
The element that characterises the building is a monumental double staircase that leads up to the terrace, on the same level as Place de la Comédie. The central door provides access to the lifts and escalators while constituting the main entrance to the two-storey shopping mall. The...