berranger and vincent: halle de marche, france
berranger and vincent: halle de marche, france berranger and vincent: halle de marche, france
apr 29, 2013

berranger and vincent: halle de marche, france

‘halle de marche’ by berranger and vincent, le pouliguen, france

image © berranger and vincent architectes



a marketplace in the seaside town of pouliguen is characterized by a glazed panels that refer to the quaint shingles of the surrounding architecture. designed by french firm berranger and vincent, the market hall brings a much need social gathering area to the heart of the marina-sided historic district. the volume of the public square is enclosed by a wooden truss structure, clad in a layered glazing. the light-filled, airy space becomes more screen than building and allows users to enjoy the large scale of the the architecture with a more subtle tectonic palette. the roof plane is ‘undressed’ by the use of transparent materials and unabashed exhibition of the wooden bones of the building.




closer view of the mullioned glazing over the wooden trusses

image © berranger and vincent architectes



the market’s roof allows the building to act as a light-filled screen

image © melissa deillon

image courtesy of office de tourisme le pouliguen



the structure is imagined as generous public space

image © berranger and vincent architectes



perspective view

image © berranger and vincent architectes



(left): exterior view of one of the stalls

image © marion coubard

image courtesy of office de tourisme le pouliguen

(right): interior view shows the generously daylit interiors

image © berranger and vincent architectes



interior roof view

image © françois verron

image courtesy of office de tourisme le pouliguen



the market is a gathering place for the touristic seaside town

image © jane dounont

image courtesy of office de tourisme le pouliguen




site plan

image © berranger and vincent architectes




image © berranger and vincent architectes



project info:


type: equipmentstatus: deliveredyear: 2012city: the pouliguenclient: city of pouliguenarea: 300 m2 subenefit: mission base + exe + details


  • I can’t believe they would design and construct such a structure without incorporating photovoltaics!

    rich says:
  • I would’ve liked it more if the metal beams used were also just wooden beams, but I’m guessing this decision was made on loadbearing issues. And the white painted metal beams still work.

    boudewijn says:

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