Recent heritage, blown around by the sea air, the reconstruction buildings require special care. Regular maintenance of building structure and façade decorations helps retain authenticity. Refacing and restoration work, mainly undertaken by co-ownership management offices are supervised by the City council, the French Buildings Architect (Architecte des Bâtiments de France) and help local firms improve their know-how when dealing with concrete.
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What administrative formalities when considering repairs? When you have project, it is best to contact the Department of Urbanism at city Hall. An appointment will be given for a study on paper, to be followed later by a visit on site from the Architect of French buildings and/or visits from City Hall technicians.
For a long time misunderstood and scorned, the concrete used in the reconstruction would be painted over, hidden by façade renovation, changes in shops and their shop windows and sign boards.
Regularity and harmony obtained through using the 6,24 m module all over, on the level of urban planning and that of architecture never turn into monotony, as a large range of variations and details mixed with different types of concrete make the architecture much richer.