The project is designed to revitalise an old district in the centre of Bordeaux creating 20 000 m2 of office space and 10 000 m2 of retail space on an irregular site. The buildings, with a street frontage, draw on the area’s identity, with its high density and network of narrow streets and squares, at the same time respecting and enhancing the existing, historical values of the site. There is also a larger building standing back from the street in the plots interior, and this accommodates shops and services as well as a covered and illuminated public space. Visible from various angles from the neighbouring streets, this complex of shops and offices is organised under a glass roof borne by a wooden structure. This displays an architecture that incorporates all the renewable energy technologies required for the entire development to function effectively.