Description Creation of a new main entrance

Location Local government administrative center Toulouse (Haute-Garonne)

Program Creation of a new main entrance

Owner Prefecture of the Haute-Garonne / French State

Owner’s representative D.D.E 31

Architect Jean-Marie Pettès (if architecture)

Tech Rch Dept B.E.T.E.M. (Toulouse)

Assignment Basic (in accordance with 1985 M.O.P. law N° 85–704)

Planning Govt. contract bidding underway 2013


New main entrance for Administrative Center - Toulouse

The creation of a single entrance on the boulevard side of the building (2000 to 3000 people per day) corresponds to opening of the new metro station. This apparently simple program has gone through a complicated validation process given that the building houses numerous services and administrations (five government agencies, Prefecture, City of Toulouse technical departments, Historic Monuments Bureau (vestiges of historic ramparts), the SMAT (Metro management), civilian safety etc.)

The project had to contend with a narrow access in proximity to a kitchen entrance, and the obligation to channel a large flow of people up one floor, etc., while enhancing the reception and the image of government services.

if architecture - Jean-Marie Pettès
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