Montpellier City Hall
Technical design of the façades.
In total, the envelope surface area is in excess of 20 000 m².
The new city hall in Montpellier lies on the banks of the river Lez, at the heart of a mixed development zone comprising businesses, offices and housing. This parallelepiped-shaped building, measuring nearly 40 metres tall by 95 long and 50 metres wide, straddles a stretch of water facing the river Lez and overlooks a 120 metre-long plaza on its north side.
The building is structured around two interior patios, and pierced horizontally by voids providing dual-aspect views while creating refreshing shade with shimmering reflections.