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Work begins on the Halle Freyssinet!

The Freyssinet France teams have been on site since the start of 2015, ready to start work on the Halle Freyssinet project in Paris. Built by Eugène Freyssinet in 1929 and listed as a historic monument in 2012, the building will house the world's largest digital incubator with effect from 2016.

Freyssinet's role in this large-scale project involves the restoration of concrete surfaces. A total surface area of 30,000 m² needs to be restored by the end of the year. Freyssinet's work is scheduled for completion by the end of 2015, after which the task of redeveloping the Halle building can begin.


Eugène and the Halle Freyssinet

As Technical Director with Limousin, the company responsible for the building's construction, Eugène Freyssinet came up with some innovative ideas for the project, designed to add aesthetic appeal and simplify resources. He opted for a very light structure, using slim 7 cm cylindrical arches for the three naves, lit up by roof lights and supported by columns placed at 10.25 m intervals in a longitudinal direction. On the eve of the filing of the patent for Prestressing (1928), Eugène Freyssinet experimented with this innovation in the tie rods used in the construction of the Halle building.

On its completion in 1929, the building was praised by the sector as a whole and featured as a positive example in many articles published in France and all over the world.
Source : La Halle des Messageries de la gare d’Austerlitz - Nicolas Nogue

To find out more

The future of the Halle Freyssinet: 1000startups.fr

To read : La Halle des Messageries de la gare d’Austerlitz, 1927-1929 - Nicolas Nogue, Editions Jean Michel Place.

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