The La Capelette retail complex is situated on a former industrial brownfield site bordered by Route A50 and Capelette Avenue in the heart of Marseille, France. Surrounded by urban residential redevelopment efforts and located west of the “Palace of Snow & Ice” sporting complex, La Capelette provides a visually enticing pedestrian experience along the shops on Capelette Avenue and has 3 levels of parking available for public use. The soft shapes and curves of the structure take advantage of its proximity to the Route A50 by being visually distinctive while blending into the site. Rooftop terraces also help to make the structure more visually appealing.
In addition to shops and recreation areas, La Capelette also contains several hypermarkets, restaurants, boutique spaces, and a 12-screen multiplex theater. The top floor also provides office space for regional administrators (L’Administration et les Loucaux Sociaux).