Hotel Complex Dock G6, Bordeaux, France Launch video

Atelier d'Architecture King Kong

Architect Agency
Atelier d'Architecture King Kong

Metal Builder
Labastere 64

Product Solutions used
GEODE façades, SOLEAL doors, sliders and windows, AMBIAL folding door and LUMEAL sliders

Arthur Pequin

“It has been decided to award the prize to this project because it is a complicate project to solve due to the smaill surface area. With multiple activities taking place in the buildings, generating a geat mass of creativity and providing an interesting architecture on the façade.


Jury comments

The Dock G6 program is part of the urban development of the Bordeaux port heritage, in the heart of the Flot district. The building occupies almost the entire space allotted, a field now transformed into a terrace. In the North, following the street lines, the building permits a clear view on water.

It is a singular site, for a project itself original! Isolated functions had to be grouped into an inhabited “megastructure” over the course of construction.

It now houses a Radisson Blu hotel with 125 rooms, a wellness area, a conference centre, offices, a sports centre and a car park. The choice of TECHNAL aluminium joinery and facades, combined with the perforated metal mesh, contributed to maintaining the industrial architectural heritage of the site.

Raw and natural materials, and their identical “ebony” anodized color, are reminiscent of cranes, grain silos or containers. The extent of the TECHNAL offer has made it possible to respond to the architects' requests: nearly 2,000 m² of SOLEAL 65 frames, glazed from floor to ceiling, are dedicated to the hotel's rooms and suites, and maximize the contribution of natural light. The transparency of the facades creates an osmosis with the port environment, the basins... At nightfall, the lights of the rooms filtered by the mesh give depth to the building envelope. The thermal performance of SOLEAL 65 solutions and the woven mesh are an asset to occupants’ comfort as the building is protected from heat and direct sunlight.

All joinery consists of a fixed frame and a ventilation opening (flap). This 20 cm wide system allows safe ventilation and reinforced acoustics; 1,300 m² of GEODE grid curtain walls were installed on the ground floor. Their double height (up to 5.50 m) bathes the shops and the crossing hall in light which connects the inside and the outside; four AMBIAL folding doors and eight LUMEAL sliding doors with concealed hardware open wide and elegantly to the terraces of the bar, the restaurant, the meeting rooms and the hotel suites.