Saint-Brieuc Station

Saint-Brieuc - France

Park and squares

March 2020

Lighting of the station’s forecourt

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A Few Words on the Project by Bertrand de Tinténiac.

Bertrand de Tinténiac, a landscape designer and manager of the agency "Le Chêne Breton," shares the story of the Saint-Brieuc train station's development project and explains the choice of these masts.

"The Saint-Brieuc train station is a major architectural icon of the Breton railway landscape; arguably the most beautiful station in Brittany. The large urban project to reconfigure public spaces is based on a simple idea: to rethink the city center and bring neighborhoods closer together through a new interpretation of the image and uses in light of the challenges of our time."

"In this profound transformation, lighting quickly emerged as a strong vector for the new identity of the station's forecourts."

"The choice of a simple design, a conical square-section wooden mast with a circular harrow supporting the projectors, has made it possible to simplify the number of lighting points and give the forecourts a strong, unique identity specific to the station's developments."

"A luminous tide clock, integrated into the wooden masts, tells travelers in real time the water level"

"Because Saint-Brieuc is also the first glimpse of the sea when arriving by train, a luminous tide clock, integrated into the wooden masts at the foot of the curved footbridge, tells travelers and station users in real-time the water level in the magnificent Bay of Saint-Brieuc."

Project actors

  • Client : Saint-Brieuc Agglomération

  • Project owner and project management : Syndicat Départemental d'Energie des Côtes d'Armor et Saint-Brieuc Armor Agglomération

  • Urban landscape designer : Le Chêne Breton - Villes et Paysages

  • Engineering and design (VRD) : EGIS

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