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Grand’Avenue expanded metal

The contrasting expanded metal results in an elegant look and makes Grand'Avenue a real eye-catcher!

'Playful accents made from expanded metal'

The redevelopment of an area measuring 200 hectares is in full swing in La Valette-du-Var in the south of France. The Famille Passion project involves the construction of 232 new homes, various shopping centres housing 85 shops, 10,000 m2 of office space, a cinema complex, restaurants and bars, and more than 1,500 parking spaces. The public areas will also be redesigned to include more green spaces. For example, a hanging park has been created above the pedestrian area.

The new Grand'Avenue apartment complex, which was designed by Atelier Kern&Associés - Agence Jerome Siame, is an important part of this urban renovation project. It includes 73 apartments in four main buildings. There will be shops on the ground floor, with the apartments being located on the upper floors. All facilities are close by, making this a pleasant place to live.

Contrasting colours and materials

The concrete walls of Grand'Avenue are white and brown, and there are 'boxes' on the outside walls that look as though they have been glued to the façade. The balconies and windows of these protruding elements have been furnished with golden-yellow, expanded-metal fencing. The different materials and the colours of the building create wonderful contrasts and give the complex a playful appearance.

Expanded Metal Alizé 74-S

The decision to use expanded metal is based not only on architectural considerations. Economic factors and the comfort of the users play a role here as well. Expanded metal is light, relatively cheap and quick to assemble. In addition, the expanded metal acts as a sun screen and provides natural ventilation. And the transparency of the expanded metal allows enough light to enter. 

Staco products used

Expanded Metal Alizé 74-S

Technical information

 435 panels of expanded-metal Alize 74-S in various sizes

Location

La Valette-du-Var, FR

Application

Fencing &  partitioning
Sunshade

Used in sector

Architectural
Residential