Passages Pasteur Location City: Besançon, France

Mixed Use, Retail, Residential


Historic city centre retail & residential regeneration scheme within the heart of the 16th century City of Besançon

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Key Info

A shopping centre and five storey underground public car park as well as the refurbishment and extension of 100 residential areas
The mall is in a 1.5 hectare block that includes 16,000m² GLA of retail units over three levels
Completed 2015

A national heritage area

Situated in the national heritage area of Besançon, Passages Pasteur is a new mixed-use urban regeneration project within an historic conservation area.

Complexities of the site were overcome

The project took fifteen years to realise due to the complexity of the surrounding listed buildings, flood regulations, ground pollution and archaeological remains on the site.

The new scheme carefully integrated into the existing city fabric

Particular care was taken to ensure the high quality integration of the scheme into the existing urban fabric.

Chapman Taylor was responsible for the masterplanning, concept design, design development and supervision on site of the shopping centre and public car park.

Michel Morel Architects designed the residential elements of the scheme and Carré Noir was responsible for the design of the mall furniture, signage and lighting.

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

Director, Paris

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.

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.

Areas of expertise:

Retail / Masterplanning

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