Splashs par Zakarian-Navelet

The parking Polygon Rive Gauche in Béziers, the Marseille architecture firm Zakarian-Navelet conducted a playful scenography and graphics inspired by film noir and comic books. By creating areas of light and shadow, and Zakarian Navelet emphasize the mystery of the place, the dramatize, offering a fantasy story of these underground spaces often staged at the cinema.

On this project, the agency said Zakarian-Navelet:

"In the cinema, as soon as we see a parking lot, there are murders, exchanges of secret briefcases and that's where Jack Bauer comes in. The underground car parks are perceived as abandoned and aggressive worlds, designed for a client. unique: the car They hide under a building or a public space, ashamed of their existence.

Today, these places positioned at the bottom of the hold mutate. The theme is no longer the car but the man. Inspired by the work of scenographers or contemporary artists, we seek to offer a proofreading of these very standardized places.

In Béziers, under the new Polygone Rive Gauche complex, our support is gray concrete, and our tools: paint and artificial light. We propose a simple and playful intervention: the splash! All the parking is covered with several layers of graphics, and, at places of convergence (halls, escalators ...), a large colored splash signals the singularity and plays on loss of landmarks. The floor and ceiling are treated identically and the space could also work ... upside down.

Two colors are used: black for a first basement very raw and red for a second basement more playful. The 1500 parking spaces have turned into two beautiful identifiable hypostyle halls, hostesses of an urban in-between. "

Photos: Celine Michelon

For more information, visit the website Zakarian-Navelet.

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