The main facade opens up to the heart of the city and along with the large timber portal frame forming the building’s structure, alludes to the city’s shipbuilding tradition. Lorient’s recent architectural history gives prominence to stone as well as concrete and washed-concrete facades, all of which is echoed by the fibre-reinforced double skin featuring all the openings related to the various elements of the project (station entrance, retail outlets, offices) and protecting the facade from solar radiation. Colour is a background element in the same way as in the buildings with loggias of Lorient.
Lorient-Bretagne Sud Railway Station
Program: railway station
Architects: Etienne Tricaud – François Bonnefille – Olivier Boissonnet AREP and SNCF Gares & Connexions
Engineering consultancy for framework and facades: H.D.A. Hugh Dutton & Associés Mitsu
Timber frame and metal structures: Mathis et Baudin Châteauneuf
Facades envelope: A.C.M.L. Foundations and concrete structure: S.R.B.