Mar 15, 2012

A submarine bunker in Saint- Nazaire, France by German office LIN Finn Geipel + Giulia Andi

[site plan and plan diagram]

The greatest contrast between old and new occurs in the internal street, where nearly 400 LED lamps are suspended from above in a regular grid. While obviously helping in navigation, these pinpoints of light exhibit the subtlety of the intervention. What is perhaps the most important new element doesn't really "touch" the existing, as if the concrete structure looks strong, but it is in fact fragile.

[view from the entry | photo by Jan-Oliver Kunze, LIN]

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