Métamorphose / Imagine Angers

Hamonic+Masson & Associés as Lead architect

The city of Angers initiated our reflection on this exceptional site.

This project will be emblematic of the city’s ambition that animates all national and European cities. Innovation is a conception tool that transforms unknown places and territories. Innovation in urban landscape is about finding new ways of living in harmony with the public space.

Innovation is a tool for attractivity. This research provides new programme, technical and spatial solutions, which allow the project to become a strong signal.

Our project is a synthesis that will implant itself in the site and become a new typology. We are going to create adventure, surprise and emotions alongside our willingness to conceive a project that represents the city’s ambitions.

The context combined with this exceptional site enabled our team to enhance the project in order to propose a new way of living in Angers.

We have introduced fluidity by linking filled and empty spaces and treating them as different topographical levels, avoiding ruptures. The building therefore becomes an extruded piece of the territory.

It is therefore a confluence project. We do not wish to differentiate or to provoke, but to create a dialogue and to reconnect in order to invent. This exchange will create a pioneering project, a symbol of the 21st century: the project Métamorphose


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