Pôle Agro-alimentaire du Grand Lyon
Echoing the vibrancy of fresh fruit and vegetables, the Pôle Agro-Alimentaire du grand Lyon is a playful and practical element of the recently relocated wholesale fruit and vegetable market, le Marché de Gros Lyon-Corbas, from where produce from the region is distributed to retailers and restaurants throughout 55 French departments and beyond.
Architect AIA Architectes – Albert Constantin Location Lyon - France Company involved Miralu Website http://www.miralu.fr
German company MOST Mobile specialises in tailor-made presentation trucks for mobile sales promotion and marketing campaigns. After 25 years, the medium-sized enterprise, which is based in the town of Fürth, northern Bavaria, needed more space.
Architect Günter Haoberg & Goldbeck GmbH Location Fürth - Germany Company involved Thyssenkrupp Steel Europe AG Website http://www.thyssenkrupp-steel-europe.com
Few buildings evoke the universal response ‘how on earth does it stand up?’ but the Aluminium Centrum in Houten, the Netherlands, is one of them. A flat simple slab of a building (although not as simple as it first looks) is supported on the slenderest possible of supports coming up out of the water. On a day when the light is right, with reflections in the still water, the effect is of the tentacles of a jellyfish – not the most structurally rigid of concepts.
Architect Abbink X De Haas architectures (Micha de Haas) Location Houten - The Netherlands Company involved 3A Composites Website http://www.3acomposites.com