The hall as a gathering place and a token of environmental care
Urban design plan approved unanimously by the Municipal Council of Marly-le-Roi. It includes the construction of a market hall with a half-buried outdoor car park, plus a housing project.
The shape of the hall is simple, strictly square. Slight movements of the roof allow the introduction of zenithal light facing north. The hall is freed from all columns, which gives the building complete design and evolution flexibility. The underside of the hall is covered with wood cladding, which ensures pleasant acoustics.
Vegetation covers promote a good visual perception of the roof. They also improve thermal comfort and facilitate rainwater management. The façades are equipped with wooden sunshades placed horizontally or vertically according to their orientation.
Exterior stalls are disposed around the square hall. Stairs situated in continuity with the circulation around the stalls provide access to the parking below. A side road controlled by retractable bollards enables easy delivery to the shops. The fully planted side slope to the east constitutes a land reserve for the future housing units. Situated between the forecourt and the park, and facing the hall entrance, a small wooden-clad building gathers the usher’s office, additional rooms, and discreetly accessible restrooms under its roof.
To the west, along Fontenelle Street, urban development follows the plan for the future multi-modal transport hub. The patio illuminating the parking on the lower level is generously planted with tall trees, embedded flowerbeds, and assemblages of mineral matter, thus completing the court planning.
The space in the vicinity of the parking patio constitutes a transitional space between the new market hall and the housing project and offers seating areas and shade. The tops of the trees emerging from the patio are similar to those in the planted parking lot, creating a visual link between the forecourt and the landscaped parking.
The covered parking
The existing parking is maintained and brought up to standards. Thanks to its patio, the extension benefits from pleasant and luminous parking space. An elevator gives access to the court from the exterior as well as from the interior parking. Its glass treatment makes it a discreet and contemporary element of the court.