Based since 1972 in Yvelines (78), this complex, which welcomes 14 million visitors a year, is among the top 10 French shopping centres. The two-part extension recently completed is a fine example of daring glass and steel architecture.
The recreational wing is now home to an 18-screen multiplex and a catering space. The glass-scaled sphere that houses the cinema (height: 25m, developed length: 200 metres) consists of 24 double-curvature lines decorated with 2,700 unique glassworks. The entrance to the complex is announced by a monumental round bubble complete with 355 triangular glazed volumes.