La Rochelle Town Hall
FranceCompany Name: Douzille
Identical, but new!
On 28 June 2013, a fire partially destroyed the town hall of La Rochelle, which is considered the “oldest town hall in France”. The building has housed La Rochelle’s town hall since 1298 and has been a listed building since 1861.
The challenge of the reconstruction was twofold: to rehabilitate the building and to take advantage of the disaster to rationalise the adjacent buildings in order to offer a more accessible and functional building while preserving its specific heritage features.
1 900 m²
City of la Rochelle
Chief architect of
Company name: Douzille
Main Representative: Mr Vincent GIRAUD
Number of collaborators: 20
Specialties: Plaster, plasterboard, celing installation, insulation
Founded in: 1952
Biography: Founded more than 100 years ago by Mr Douzille, the company is an expert in plastering work. Now run by two former employees, the company puts its experience at the service of its customers to offer the best plastering work around the town of La Rochelle.
Innovation Partner: HISTORIC MONUMENTS
Contractors: Mr Vincent GIRAUD
Technical challenges before and during installation/application :
- During the works, the glass roof allowed the supply of materials to the entire site
- The systems installed are technical systems, especially for high walls and fire ceilings
Restoration of a listed building
Project in collaboration with the architect of the monuments of France Philippe Villeneuve
Collaboration with more than 20 different trades
Solutions installed in accordance with the requirements of this type of building, particularly with regard to fire protection