The buildings used a radiating central-plan structure of galvanized sheet steel with a central cylinder and perimeter poles. The facade comprised thirteen polyester and glass panels. The diversity of building plots led to a choice of near-cylindrical buildings on one or two levels, with or without accommodations.
As a manifesto for prefabricated architecture, this structure—light and rapidly, easily assembled—was rebuilt as a demonstration piece outside the architecture school in Nancy in 2000.
A hundred filling stations were constructed all over France in less than 3 years. Although some are still in existence, few remain in their original state.