Lorient-Bretagne Sud Railway Station

CompanyArep
Lead DesignerEitenne Tricaud
Design TeamEtienne Tricaud – Jean-Marie Duthilleul – François Bonnefille – Olivier Boissonnet: Arep and Sncf Gares & Connexions
ClientSncf Gares & Connexions, Sncf Réseau, Lorient Agglomération
CreditsAREP / Didier Boy de la Tour
Prize(s)2nd Place in Other Architectural Designs / Other Architectural designs
Entry Description

A footbridge allows access to the platforms and links Kerentrech district to the city centre. The structure of the passenger building consists of a series of portal frames made of composite wood. The main façade alludes to the city’s shipbuilding tradition. The linear form of the building gives the station an imposing presence. The double skin made of fibre-reinforced concrete accommodates all the openings related to the various elements of the project and protects the façade from solar radiation. The north façade is mostly glazed and its openings allow views of the new TER Platform.