Aix-en-Provence, France | 2014 | Coach station
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A new bus station

  • Client: SPLA Pays d'Aix Territoires (publicly-owned local development corporation)
  • Partners: Communauté des pays d'Aix (Aix Metropolitan area), PACA Region, Conseil Général des Bouches-du-Rhône (local council)
  • Project management: Agence Duthilleul (representative), AREP, Egis France, Egis Bâtiments
  • Delivery: April 2014 

Awards and prizes

  • 2012 - Trophées de l'Innovation EDF/EPL
    Prize awarded to Société Publique Locale d’Aménagement Pays d’Aix Territoires in partnership with AREP
With 1,900 services per day, the bus station is of major significance for the city of Aix-en-Provence and has therefore undergone a complete redevelopment.
The platform has been extended and the original layout of the site has been reconfigured, thus allowing for pedestrian areas in the heart of the site though separated from vehicle circulation. The separation of flows promotes hierarchical organisation between spaces and makes them more legible while users tend to better understand the usage of the various features of the station. The whole architectural design presents a strong identity and creates a neat space in harmony with its urban surroundings, thus making the station a natural extension of the city.

Video - Aix-en-Provence TGV coach station (Crédit AREP 4,52 min)