TRANSFORMATION OF A SHOPPING CENTRE

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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.

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