The Parking Silo & Business Hive

The hive of small enterprises is located in the heart of the site La Tossée in Tourcoing (North of France). The program brings toge­ther a hive of innovative textile companies and a 450-spaces-silo parking. The two programs are combined within a single entity.

The Parking Silo & Business Hive - Courtesy of TANK Architects - Photography : Julien Lanoo

The Parking Silo & Business Hive – Courtesy of TANK Architects – Photography : Julien Lanoo

The medium-term mutability of the parking in a tertiary program is made possible by a peripheral-honeycomb-structure releasing trays of all bearing points. The project builds on both flagships of the industrial revolution and textile industry to federate a context carried by a blend of history and innovation.

The Parking Silo & Business Hive - Courtesy of TANK Architects

The Parking Silo & Business Hive – Courtesy of TANK Architects

The filling of the cast-in-place concrete cells is achieved by a two-level curtain wall façade consisting of a frame of the WICONA – MECANO 2 range, with WICLINE 65 hinged windows.

The Parking Silo & Business Hive - Courtesy of TANK Architects

The Parking Silo & Business Hive – Courtesy of TANK Architects

The filling of the non-glazed parts is made with insulating sandwich panels composed of an exterior face of ALUCOBOND – Natural Line 401 and an inside face made of rough galvanized sheet, separated by a rock wool of 30mm.

The Parking Silo & Business Hive - Courtesy of TANK Architects - Photography : Julien Lanoo

The Parking Silo & Business Hive – Courtesy of TANK Architects – Photography : Julien Lanoo

Project Info
Architects : TANK Architects
Location : Tourcoing, France
Year : 2016
Type : Office building
Photographs : Julien Lanoo, TANK Architectes

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