To let natural light into the spaces, Patrick Jouin and Sanjit Manku pierce the ceilings with large openings in the shape of upside-down boats, to create shafts of light in the center and give a view of the sky.
With the help of lighting designer Hervé Audibert, they created a light installation: organic shapes float in the space, interpreting what is known as "ocean snow", the sea dust found at the bottom of the oceans. These transparent, almost ethereal shapes create an impressive anamorphosis and form the Cap 3000 logo.
In the central square of CAP 3000, LED installations on supporting posts, walls and ceilings sparkle, inviting visitors to discover the center's second level.
There, sculptures on the ceilings echo the idea of the current and schools of fish with elegant, synchronized movements. Finally, the play of light between sky and sea is echoed on each of the mall's entrance doors. Here, large hammered stainless steel panels continue the metaphor of intertwined elements and the ceaseless movement of water.
"Suspended between sky and sea, the location of this site is unique. The meandering lagoon is a remarkable environment where nature is king, so our design had to be inspired by it. From the design to the choice of materials, from floor to ceiling, everything recalls the coastline and the aquatic world in a register of fluid, organic and natural forms. Natural light bathes the spaces in profusion, erasing any notion of inside and outside. Visitors are invited to relax and enjoy.We worked on the design so that throughout the visit, customers no longer really know whether they're inside or outside."Patrick Jouin & Sanjit Manku - Jouin Manku
|Architectural concept, interior design and architecture||Jouin Manku|
|Architect for the extension-restructuring project and interior architect ||Groupe-6|
|Lighting designer||Atelier Hervé Audibert|
2022 : MIPIM Awards - Best shopping center
2017 : Versailles Architecture Awards