The sober and regular rhythm of the colonnades and the use of stone on the facade give the building a monumental character in the etymological sense of the term, which means "place of memory". The choice of a very light limestone from regional quarries echoes the architectural identity of La Rochelle and claims the choice of a local production.
The different flows are organized independently and without crossing. The administrative services of the archives and reserves are organized around the patios, strategically placed halfway between the reception and restoration workshops and the public reception areas.
Center for shared museum archives and reserves
City of La Rochelle
La Rochelle France
TERRENEUVE architects, representative
BETREC, all trades engineering and Economics; ALTIA, acoustics; NOBATEK, Environment engineering
Surfaces and construction cost
4 560 m² SDO / 14 M€ HT