In the heart of Rennes, the Palais du Commerce becomes a multi-programme complex designed for the future needs of the city.


The historical building is renovated and expanded by a contemporary extension. This architectural dialogue between classic and modern is illuminated with a dreamlike light. A vibrant constellation spreads across the roofs and façades, as if it was carried by the wind. The building shivers with a narrative light that follows the rhythm of the city.


From the luminous and welcoming arcades to the signal towers befitting the scale of the city, the light is composed at both urban and pedestrian scales.


As for the forecourt, it is subjected to a lighting that integrates the Palais du Commerce into the fabric of the city. Besides, the underground river (La Vilaine) allegorically returns to the square that has become aquatic.

RENNES, PALAIS DU COMMERCE

PROJECT TYPE

Mixed use

INTERVENTION

Architectural installation, urban planning, landscaping

SCHEDULE
CLIENT
STATUS
LOCATION
SURFACE AREA
LIGHTING DESIGN
PROJECT TEAM

2018

Métropole de Rennes

Competition

Rennes [FR]

129,166 sqft

Altarea Cogedim, François Chatillon, Snøhetta, Topotek 1

BOA

Yann Kersalé, Ker yan

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