Creteil Soleil Location City: Paris

Part of a wider urban project, “Le Grand Paris,” creating safe and accessible public spaces.

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Mixed Use
Architecture, Interiors


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Key Info

247 shops over two floors, one floor of F&B containing 57 restaurants, and 18 cinema rooms.
The centre will be certified BREEAM Excellent and the WELL Core and Shell certification will be Silver
Completed 2022

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Updating an outdated retail concept

In 2016, Chapman Taylor won a design competition for the complete refurbishment of the Creteil Soleil Shopping Centre. The centre had not been refurbished since the 1970’s when it was built. The client, Klepierre, was impressed by our strong brand concept and commitment to providing a modern client experience. The centre will be certified BREEAM Excellent and the WELL Core and Shell certification will be Silver.

A part of "Le Grand Paris"

The refurbishment enables Creteil Soleil to become a part of a wider urban project, “Le Grand Paris.” This project aims to create easily accessible amenities (a '15-minute city’) and public spaces. A public passage on the first level of Creteil Soleil is open 24-hours a day to enable access between the metro station and the residential neighbourhood on the other side. The central square of the mall hosts entertainment shows and exhibitions for visitors and the local community to enjoy.

A coordinated approach

Chapman Taylor’s Madrid studio undertook all project phases, including the final site design management (during the construction phase) and coordination of MEP and structural engineers. They worked alongside the Brussels studio with regard to licencing and other local processes. The process was challenging yet successful, as renovations were undertaken at night, allowing the shopping centre to reopen each day.

A revitalised mixed-use offering

The revitalised centre now boasts 247 shops over two floors, one floor of F&B containing 57 restaurants, and 18 cinema rooms. The renovation budget was €50 million. Several spaces were completely reconfigured to provide a better atmosphere for shopping and natural lighting was improved by opening and modernising the existing skylights. Elegance and simplicity are reflected throughout, in the choice of flooring, balustrades and seating areas, for example.

Mikel Barriola (B Arch Dip Arch ARB BEDA (Hons) COAM)

Group Board Director, Madrid

With a well-established track record, Mikel has experience on major projects across Europe, the Middle East, Africa and South America, with design expertise in retail, leisure, residential, hospitality and mixed-use developments.

Mikel joined Chapman Taylor in 1997 and became a Director of the Madrid studio in 2003. He joined the Group Board in 2020 and continues to take responsibility for the Madrid studio as Managing Director, including the direction and management of design, technical, financial and office administration.

Areas of expertise:

Masterplanning / Mixed-use / Urban Regeneration / Retail / Leisure

Mikel se incorporó a Chapman Taylor en 1997 y se convirtió en Director del Estudio de Madrid en 2003. Hoy en día es el Director General y tiene la responsabilidad de la dirección general del Estudio (diseño, parte técnica y financiera y administración de la oficina).

La experiencia que posee Mikel se extiende por toda Europa, Medio Oriente, África y Sudamérica siendo especialista en el diseño de centros comerciales, de ocio, viviendas, hoteles y proyectos de uso mixto.

Áreas de especialización:

Planes Directores / Uso Mixto / Regeneración urbana / Centros Comerciales / Ocio


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