FOOD LOGISTICS PLATFORM

Saint-Quentin-Fallavier, France | 2014 | Technical building
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Automated food logistics platform - Surface: 70 000 m²

  • Client: Les Mousquetaires - Intermarché group
  • Project management: AREP (representative), Agence Duthilleul (architect), Ingerop (engineering consulting company)
  • Ongoing project 
The Saint-Quentin-Fallavier project aims to create a last-generation, peri-urban food logistics platform for the Les Mousquetaires - Intermarché group.
The beauty of  the project lies in the complexity of the programme encompassing a row of buildings of various heights having simple and legible functions and laid out on a joint podium. The lower level of the building houses the automated loading bays and the docks on a massive, linear and monolithic podium, which forms a unifying base for the whole volume and supports the warehouse facilities. The upper structures are cladded in an end-to-end single ribbed cloak of aluminium on which photovoltaic modules can be installed. The tinted double-skin facade has several roles: it acts as a building insulation device and provides facade ventilation as well as light and heat control.