Refurbishment of a former industrial warehouse of the 30’s (La Sucrière - The Docks) into a 6000 sqm refurbished versatile equipment with a mix of new functions that includes multipurpose spaces (exhibitions, concerts, shows, museum, convention, congress), a program of 3600 m² office spaces (1600 sqm refurbished and 2000 sqm of extension) and a 400 sql club on the roof.
The architectural team focused on the intrinsic value of the building while conserving the bruises and the original character of La Sucrière that brings contrast to the ultra-contemporary rest of Docks and the Confluence district. Refusing any demonstrative effect, the final result preserves the spirit of the original Port Rambaud, while offering a great and innovative quality of use.
In the south part of La Sucrière, the architect created a new entrance inside the three existing concrete silos (each mesuring 10 meters of diameter and 22 meters of height) and a 600 sqm by 9 meter high nave by deconstructing the inner structure of the warehouse. This unique and versatile space can be used for exhibitions (validate for international exhibition standards), live music or meetings.
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