Dissolving the facade allows for a subtle shift from concrete to glass while also enhancing the pedestrian flow. The renovated facade features a depolluting coating on the concrete panels to improve air quality of the area.
<img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/ge/ge4h9g334ut1ojt1.png?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=1200" border="0" />Construction has just begun on <a href="https://archinect.com/firms/cover/327/mvrdv" rel="nofollow" >MVRDV</a>'s Lyon Part-Dieu, a <a href="https://archinect.com/news/tag/12028/shopping-mall" rel="nofollow" >shopping mall</a> located in Lyon, <a href="https://archinect.com/news/tag/6440/france" rel="nofollow" >France</a>. The new design features a porous facade breaking up the exterior pattern and allowing for greater fluidity with its surrounding environment.
MVRDV's competition-winning design aims to transform one of the largest downtown shopping center's in Europe.
Founded in 1975, Lyon Part-Dieu Shopping Center was an introverted complex built for the car century. The new design opens up the entire space through revitalizing and re-organizing the m...