Opened in 1990 this three-level scheme designed by Renzo Piano is anchored by Carrefour.
complete renovation was completed in 2012. The landmark scheme has
2,300 free parking spaces, and is one of the most important shopping
destinations in the eastern suburbs of the capital.
Description of the location and accessibility
2 is situated at the eastern gateway to Paris, near the 'Echangeur de
la Porte de Bercy' in the intersection of Boulevard Peripherique. It
benefits from good transport links.
Shopper Trafic/Catchment Area
Shopper traffic: 4 million visitors annually.
Fitness park, Carrefour Spectacles, Carrefour Voyages, Go Sport, La Grande Recre, The carousel, Zappos, Promovacances
Features mall architecture
building’s highly visible 2,000 sq m roof is covered with 27,000
modular shiny steel panels of sophisticated geometry allowing for a
maximum standardization of components.
Apart from its aesthetic
impact, the metal plays an important role in insulating the structure by
deflecting sunlight away and creating a shaded, ventilated roof,
beneath which a chamber of air slows down heat exchange with the
The shape of this shopping centre was
determined by its topography: a series of immediately adjacent motorway
junctions carve out a space into which a curved, silver form has been
The complex includes commercial activities, offices, hotel,
underground parking, with a clear horizontal direction. The interior is
organized around a street covered with top lighting.