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Shopping Mall, Meaux

This pro­ject for a com­mer­cial com­plex in the city of Meaux breaks all the codes of shop­ping cen­ters on the outs­kirts of cities. Loci anima crea­ted an auto­no­mous place inves­ted by vege­ta­tion, and whilst far from the city cen­ter, repel­ling the car at the same time.

Program Shopping mall and leisure park
Site Meaux, France
Floor Area 70 000 m2
Cost of construction 102 000 000 €
Timetable 2008 (unbuilt)
Project Owner Compagnie de Phalsbourg

A mani­festo for eco­logy and sus­tai­nable deve­lop­ment, this pro­ject rein­vents city entry trade. To pro­pel the coun­try­side of Meaux to the fore­front of the eco­no­mic deve­lop­ment of eas­tern France and allow it to radiate natio­nally and inter­na­tio­nally, it deve­lops an agra­rian meta­phor and pro­poses an envi­ron­men­tal aes­the­tic. Its façades com­mu­ni­cate aes­the­tics but are also sym­bo­lic of citi­zen desires. To recon­cile city and coun­try­side, it is ins­pi­red by six ele­ments that are the source of inex­haus­tible plea­sure for man — sun, earth, metal, air, water and wood, and it envi­sages a new typo­logy of busi­nesses.

Shopping Mall, Meaux — © Loci Anima
Shopping Mall, Meaux — © Loci Anima
Shopping Mall, Meaux — © Loci Anima
Shopping Mall, Meaux — © Loci Anima