RBC Design Center

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A design life style. This is the theme of the RBC Design Center, distributor of contemporary furniture whose headquarters are based in Gallargues-le-Montueux (Gard). Located in Montpellier in the completely restructured district of ZAC Marianne, this project is a 18 meters high parralelepiped of 2 000 sq meters. The building, designed by Jean Nouvel, has nine suspended levels organized around a showroom. Each level is devoted to an activity: kitchen, outdoor furniture, an architecture and design bookstore, a shop devoted to the object and a restaurant. On site, ligthing detailed studies are provided by a light-designer from the drawings supplied by customers. The RBC Design Center was inaugurated in June 2012.

STATUS Built. Inaugurated in June 2012.
LOCATION 609 avenue Raymond Dugrand - 34000 Montpellier, France
CLIENT private. SCI WIP, Franck ARGENTIN
ARCHITECT Jean NOUVEL – Ateliers Jean Nouvel (Paris, FR)
ASSOCIATED ARCHITECTS Nicolas CREGUT + Laurent DUPORT – C+D architecture (Montpellier, FR)
PROJECT LEADER Philippe PAPY (AJN-Studies)

ARCHITECTS C+D : Julien BRENGUES (Studies), Jean-Yves DEMUYTER (Studies & realisation)
GRAPHIC DESIGN L'Autobus Impérial
INTERIOR DESIGN RBC + JND
COST CONSULTANT Beta-Concept (Jean-Marie BAUDOUÏ) 
ENGINEERS
Structure:  AEDIS
Building services: ALTO CONSULTANTS
Lighting Design : AIK (Yann KERSALE)
Synthèse : C&G Stéphane GOAVEC
OPC : ARTEBA (Gilles GAL)
MODEL L’atelier du Maquettiste (Nîmes)
DATES 2008-2012
CONTRACT TYPE Commission. Full design services. Interior design conception : AJN - Realisation : C+D
PROGRAM Showroom of contemporary furniture with bookstore and restaurant
USABLE FLOOR AREA 1979 m²
GROSS FLOOR AREA 3450 m²
BUDGET 5 400 000€ HT (including furniture)
PHOTOGRAPHY Marie-Caroline LUCAT, Erick SAILLET