Mixed Use Development – Angers (49) – France


Location: Angers, France
Project: Mixed use development
Surface: 30 000 m2
Date: 2011
Role: Architect
Status: Standby


Our proposal in developing this important inner city mixed development was to knit into the existing urban fabric mixed functions (retail, housing, hotel, commercial center etc).


In collaboration with the city’s preservation department we maintained the stunning architectural aspects of this site consisting of 1930’s post office and various old bank buildings together with a 1920’s cinema. We tie all these carefully considered renovation projects together by covering Franklin Roosevelt Street (120m x 15m) with a state of the art engineered arcade inspired by 19th and 20th century European commercial hub examples.


Various pedestrian bridges connect the multitudes of levels and functions located within the Angers Arcade, a unique and first inner-city mixed-use development in France.