TRANSFORMATION OF A SHOPPING CENTER
shopping center – uvrier
The transformation of the oldest shopping centre in the Canton of Valais (1971) proved to be a challenge in regards to its architecture and existing structure, but also its functionality as a shopping centre.
Located on the outskirts of the Valais capital and close to urban housing developments, this shopping centre become part of a new generation of projects connecting the city centre and residential areas.
Its singular metal frame has determined the first steps of its transformation. A metal sheet façade, the new roof edge, a white frame and a full glass front completes its new identity.
The conservation of the large existing structural elements reinforces the association with a grand station hall.