As part of a project to revive the town center of the Schiltigheim municipality, French studio Dominique Coulon & Associés is tasked to create "a covered market alongside an exhibition area, workshops for creatives and a concrete cafe." The site is a former distillery in the town and the existing structures boast a raw feel that exudes an industrial ambiance.
Prior to this project, the four buildings that are part of the development have been severely neglected and as a result, Dominique Coulon & Associés introduced numerous changes and design solutions while attempting to preserve the historical value of each. The biggest unit was mostly altered to accommodate its new functionalities. The covered market now houses a permanent fishmonger and butcher, as well as various temporary spaces for artisans.
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