Sumit Singhal loves modern architecture. He comes from a family of builders who have built more than 20 projects in the last ten years near Delhi in India. He has recently started writing about the architectural projects that catch his imagination.
Eole on the Evergreen campus in Montrouge, France by Arte Charpentier Architectes
July 22nd, 2016 by Sumit Singhal
Article source: v2com
Right at Paris’ doorstep, the Evergreen Campus hosts the Crédit Agricole’s head office. Multiple corporate entities share this space. The entire campus revolves around a central park that acts as its green lung.
The conception of Eole – a 67 000 m² building made in four years – preserves and upholds the site’s environmental vocation: buildings operate in accordance with the HQE norms (high environmental quality), new structures were built according to the BBC norms (low consumption buildings), soft energies usage (geothermic, solar and rain water is reused), 4 hectares of green spaces valorized.
Constructed in an 8-shape, Eole is built around two large quiet gardens. The building’s shape combines rationality, fluidity, continuity and organic unity. The workspaces open into the Campus, the gardens and the site’s streets. The exteriors are arranged in sequences relatively to their orientation in accordance with the park and the patios. Woven stainless steel strands partially cover them. They filter natural light and constitute a passive sun blocker. At garden-level five terraces offer genuine gardens that anyone can enjoy. Hanging decks at the heart of the building create more green spaces with flexible lines.
Eole’s interior spaces have been designed so as to bring the building’s core light and clarity and allow guests to orient themselves easier. The atmosphere is contemporary and intemporal at the same time.
By satisfying its requirements, Eole symbolizes the Crédit Agricole’s involvement in favor of sustainable development and the EverGreen Campus’ renewal.
Arte Charpentier led the architecture, interior design and landscaping missions on the project.
About the agency
With more than 100 staff in the world, Arte Charpentier is an international architecture firm based in Paris. It maintains offices in Lyon and Shanghai. Arte Charpentier has also developed strong in-house competences in architecture, urban planning, landscape, interior design and site management with its 22 associates.
In the third trimester, 2015, in addition to the EOLE building (67,000 m²) and the Evergreen Campus’ reception pavilion, the firm developed two hotels: an Ibis Styles of 308 rooms and a Pullman of 305 rooms in Roissypôle for the Accor goup (25,090 M², architect landscape architect), as well as the Les Saisons mall in Meaux (70,300 m², architect of record interior designer landscape architect).
Recently the agency has delivered the Gendarmerie Nationale’s headquarters in Issy-les-Moulineaux, the Innovation House in Dijon, the Taiyuan opera in China as well as commerce and housing programs in Vannes, Bourges, Nantes, Villeurbanne, Asnière-sur-Seine, Béthune, etc. and tertiary buildings in the Parisian region. It has also worked on the European Spatial Agency’s headquarter project in paris, the Véolia Environnement campus in Lyon, the LVMH R&D center in Orléans, two hotels in Tours (in progress) and a mixed-use mall and office complex in Sétif, Algeria.
In regards to urban planning, Arte Charpentier Architectes has directed the study for the planning project of the Algiers bay and participated to the Axe Seine project for the Great Paris plan. After a study mission for the urban reconfiguration of Algiers, the agency now works for the SEMABA (the urban planning society of Bagneux) as an urban planning architect coordinating the joint development zone of the Victor Hugo neighborhood, integrating a new centralization around the extension of the metro line 4 and the upcoming inauguration of the Great Paris line 15. The municipality of Bagneux has even renewed its trust in Arte Charpentier by giving it another mission concerning the project supervision of the joint development zone’s public spaces.
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