major rehabilitation of the former Lafarge head office, offices, conference room, restaurant and kitchen, 3 parking levels
Like many constructions of this period, the building is installed right in the centre of the lot and respects no alignment on Boulevard Loucheur and on the square. The transition between the public space and the facades is made via moats-patios, converting a basement level into a garden level and thereby making the operation more profitable. As a result of the currently unkempt condition of these moats, the visual and physical massiveness of the heavy structures on the slope of the base and the ground level, this atypical exterior space benefits neither the town nor the interior spaces of the offices. It is therefore with a certain logic that the first actions undertaken to restructure the exterior volumes and their near context will concern the following four areas: Reconfiguration of the exterior spaces and the main access, Major restructuring and modification of the prefabricated facades of the base, Installation of a new facade on the five tripod-shaped levels, Conversion of the blind volume in central part of the top terraces, to obtain a new architectural image and better urban integration.