ALMA shopping centre

Extension of the existing shopping centre by 15,000 m².

Creation of 40 new shops and 2,700 m² of mall.

Creation of two above-ground car park levels of 15,000 m² each and 810 spaces,

The existing shopping centre (4,600 m² of mall) was completely renovated while remaining in activity.

All the facades were renovated, including the entrance gates of the existing building.

“BREEAM Very Good” certification for the ecological performance of the centre and the choice of materials with a low environmental impact was obtained.

Winner of the “Briques d’Or des Centres Commerciaux” award in 2013.

CNCC (National Shopping Centre Council) Trophy 2014 for the renovation/extension of a shopping centre

Architectural willpower:

“So close to the ocean, and on the way to the holidays, we sought to enhance this site by evoking strong and positive themes such as: wind, sun, sea; architecture of canopies, in the shape of wings, sails (sun – wind – sea), metal masts, halyards, flags (wind – sea sounds), wooden cladding panels (sea – shipbuilding, marinas), “green-water” glazing (sea).

Thanks to the continuous daily and nocturnal animation, as well as the circulations which are displayed on the north facade, it becomes, on the city side, the permanent showcase of the Centre’s activities.

The large dimensioned public esplanade in the east constitutes a major urban challenge, and commensurates with the Townhall’s ambitions for the Avenue de Fréville”.

the Centre’s genuine position with the connection to the Townhall’s other commercial facilities is restored thanks to the dusting of the east and south facades, their new treatment in the continuity of the materials and aspects chosen for the new parts, and the rehabilitation of a  pedestrian square worthy of that name, that extends them.

The facade cladding that we propose is made of composite panels with a wide possible variety of natural wood cladding. We chose it because it is light, and can be used to close car park, restaurant or hotel spandrels. It is also used as a light cladding for existing cellular concrete facades.

Wood, metal and glass will be used and installed according to the latest technological advances.”


Unibail - Rodamco

Line of business

Shopping centres

Type of contract

Project Management


Jean-Guy Farnoux

Surface area

15,000 m²




Rennes, France

Completion dates



BREEAM Very Good

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