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Alpexpo exhibition center

patriarche architects

Video presentation of the new facade and air stratification system given to the Grenoble The Palais des Expositions (Alpexpo Exhibition Centre). A listed 20th century heritage building, constructed for the 1968 Olympic games and originally designed by Jean Prouvé.

The renovation of the building by Patriarche Architects entailed keeping his architectural vision by respecting the key concepts of his work.

Project aim was to restore the force of the original concept into the building by repeating the project in practically identical fashion, while incorporating technical improvements, particularly in terms of air stratification for greater user comfort. Thus ensuring that the external shell of the building retained its integrity not interfering with the minimalist perception of the architectural vision.op. cit.