Created on the roof of a new shopping centre, the form taken by the future green garden expresses the complexity of what lies beneath. The roof is a vast folded surface (more than a hectare in area) which lifts up and breaks away in places, using protruding glass or technological features to create events, sculptures for both day and night. The emerging features, which incorporate functions such as ventilation shafts for the underground car park, are either planted with panels of suspended vegetation, or glass panels illuminated at night. The vast main central space is flat and easily accessible from the neighbouring streets. Adjacent landforms, like folds in the roof, create a panoramic viewpoint to the south, and an embankment to the north.

  • Program / Project: ARCUEIL / Shopping Centre Roof Garden
  • Client: Multi Vest 3 + AM Development
  • Project management: Agence Ter (lead consultant) + Bérim (Engineers) + Groupe 6 (Architects)
  • Area: 1,3 ha
  • Date: 2005-2007
  • Amount: 2,3 M€
  • Location: Arcueil, France

ARCUEIL / Shopping Centre Roof Garden