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Vienne Prefecture


Construction of an office building
and a space to receive the public

Project owner
Vienne Prefecture
Deshoulières Jeanneau (Lead Architects), Fauvel Fouché (Associate Architects)
Image credits
Michel Denancé
Poitiers (86), France
Creation of spaces to receive the public and administrative offices
Surface area
2.772 m2
Construction costs
4 M€ pre-tax
2004 - 2008

In 1998, Deshoulières Jeanneau, together with Fauvel Fouché, won the competition to expand the administrative departments. The project consisted of constructing a building facing the Prefecture and restructuring the buildings along Rue Théophraste-Renaudot. This annex was inaugurated in 2004.

The public now enters through the western side of this building, facing the square. A vast lobby manages the flows and houses reception desks. The upper levels are reserved for offices. The architecture is a mix of concrete, metal frames, and large bay windows. 


Since its creation under the French Consulate, the Vienne Prefecture has never stopped expanding, especially in terms of its administrative spaces. In 1950, several departments moved to into two contiguous houses on Rue Renaudot. This redevelopment provided the opportunity to renovate their façades and highlight their characteristic architectural elements.

The architectural style echoes and reinterprets the existing joinery and volumes (the lower slopes of the gambrel roof, windows, and blinds) in a markedly contemporary style.

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