Striking redesign for motorway service stations bridge completed at Orléans in France

The Chapman Taylor-designed redevelopment of the Saran/Gidy motorway service stations bridge near Orléans in north-central France has completed.

The attractive design completely reimagined the existing 1970s restaurant-bridge without the need to demolish it, creating modern, attractive and relaxing retail and F&B spaces with improved functionality. The service station and bridge continued to operate throughout the reconstruction process.

The bridge, which spans the A10 autoroute (L’Aquitaine), sits in a forest area near the city, linking services on either side of the motorway. The bridge provides various vantage points from which to overlook the surrounding countryside. The façade includes new windows for shops and restaurants and provides a striking new landmark on the motorway.

Chapman Taylor’s Paris studio has collaborated with with the large French motorway services company ELIOR / AREAS on eight motorway services sites in the last decade after winning competitive bid processes.

One of Chapman Taylor’s key strengths is the expertise we have in identifying how to add value to existing developments with well-considered design. We have worked with countless clients to renew, reconstruct, extend and reinvent developments of all types and sizes, helping to economically boost what were often tired or out-dated environments around the world.

For more information, please contact:

Nicolas Guillot (Dip Arch DESA Registered architect ‘Ordre des architectes Ile de France’)

Director, Paris

Nicolas joined Chapman Taylor in London in 1998. He relocated to Paris in 2001 and is now the Director responsible for the general management and development of our Paris studio. 

With extensive design experience leading various projects from conception through to delivery Nicolas has managed large-scale projects across various sectors in both France and internationally.

Areas of expertise:

Retail / Masterplanning

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