Archive for the ‘Headquarters’ Category
Saturday, January 14th, 2017
Article source: METROPOLIS communication
The basic concept: A light and transparent bank
The question leading to the basic concept underlying this project was: how to offer the highest quality and most efficient ergonomic work spaces possible? The answer to this question resolved all the other issues facing the operation with regard to its insertion in the urban fabric, its environmental quality and the representation of the activity of banking in a period of financial crisis. Thus, the offices are distributed over three floors forming a thickness of 38 m, organized around two patios. The top floors are comprised of standard offices, and the C-suites, while the ground floor and the lower floors house public and shared functions: exhibition gallery, meeting and reception rooms, café, and restaurant serving the entire site, distributed around a broad atrium. This configuration ensures that all the offices benefit from equivalent spatial qualities and quality lighting. In addition, it fosters optimal communication between occupants and users and easy navigation of the site thanks to looping circulations.
Image Courtesy © Luc Boegly
- Architects: AIA Associés, associated with AIA Architectes and Intens-Cité
- Project: New headquarters of Crédit Mutuel de Loire-Atlantique
- Location: 10 rue de Rieux 44000 Nantes
- Photography: Luc Boegly & Guillaume Satre
- Client: Crédit Mutuel de LACO / CIC Ouest
- Interior architects: AIA Architectes and Mouvement carré (Stéphane Renaud)
- General engineering and project economy: AIA Ingénierie
- Facades engineering consultant: Arcora
- Environment engineering: AIA Studio Environnement
- Scheduling, overseeing and coordination: AIA Management
- New headquarters of Crédit Mutuel de LACO: 14,000 m² (+ 12,000 m² of underground parking)
- The CIC Restructuring: 16,300 m²
- Construction costs:
- € 50m excl. VAT for the LACO (value April 2013)
- € 27m excl. VAT for the CIC
- Calendar: Delivered in June 2016
Friday, January 6th, 2017
Article source: MVSA Architects
In designing a new European HQ for PVH Europe: Calvin Klein & Tommy Hilfiger, we were inspired by the waterfront location. The former port turned creative hub shares the IJ with two contemporary landmark buildings: the EYE film museum and Muziekgebouw aan t ’IJ. We realized that our own building could complete a stunning architectural triangle.
exterior view, Image Courtesy © Ronald Tilleman
- Architects: MVSA Architects (Wouter Thijssen)
- Project: New European HQ Calvin Klein & Tommy Hilfiger
- Location: Danzigerkade 165, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
- Photography: Albert Bakker, Ronald Tilleman and Barwerd van der Plas
- Client: PVH Europe (Calvin Klein & Tommy Hilfiger)
- Interior design: Dan O’Kelly Studio, PVH, Creative Services, MVSA Architects, Amsterdam
- Developer: Heren 2, Amsterdam
- Contractor: HerenBouw, Amsterdam
- Constructive engineer: Van Rossum bv
- Installations: Huisman & van Muijen
- Real estate consultant: Appelhoven, Amsterdam
- Programme: 12.000m² showrooms and offices
- Completion: 2016
Wednesday, December 28th, 2016
Article source: Inhouse Brand Architects
When Inhouse Brand Architects was approached to create the new Cape Town offices of top local advertising agency 99c, its interior design team used the opportunity to produce an extraordinary – yet more efficient – work environment that sounds the death knell of the conventional office.
Inhouse approached the design process with several key goals, the first, being to enhance the already spectacular site. The 3000 square meter premises occupy the top three levels of the Atlantic Centre, a new office development on Cape Town’s eastern foreshore. There is a magnificent double-volume interior partly broken by a mezzanine level, and one floor below. Fantastic views wrap around the building, taking in the harbour and Devil’s Peak. Being as yet unoccupied, it was an empty shell to start with… Inhouse’s second goal was to create a fully functioning environment to suit the client’s daily business needs; and the third, was to reflect the creative nature of the agency and its employees.
Image Courtesy © Inhouse Brand Architects
Tuesday, December 27th, 2016
Article source: Joris Verhoeven Architectuur
The new headquarters of Shoesme, a childrens shoe’s manufacturer in Tilburg, has been given two different faces. This conscious duality originated from its location in the city.
On one side, the building has a classical facade that radiates allure and status and blends seamlessly into the historic ribbon structure of the city. The gap in this typical street structure is filled with a building that always seems to have stood there. As if a missing link is put in the chain.
Image Courtesy © John van Groenedaal
Saturday, December 17th, 2016
Article source: HOLODECK architects
The new headquarters of the Austrian Post AG is embedded in the urban context by inclusion of surrounding buildings, urban street connections and local conditions. Additionally, the building is structurally complemented by the public space and the courtyards. Different roof top gardens on the 6th floor and several terraces on some floors offer the employees inspiration and recovery. The integration in the urban context is guided by the intention to take in consideration the surrounding existing buildings’ typologies, the street connections with the 3rd Viennese district as well as several local data. The construction body takes shape in relation with the surrounding building blocks with inner courts, the existing telecom building, the neighbouring apartment house AMS, low rise buildings and the Grete-Jost-Park.
Image Courtesy © Isochrom
- Architects: HOLODECK architects
- Project: Headquarter Post AG
- Location: Vienna, Austria
- Visualization: Isochrom
- Client: Austrian Mail Courier Post AG
- Team: Marlies Breuss, Michael Ogertschnig, Hannes Zergoi, Peter Hundt, Michal Bugan, Chloe Priou, Karolina Wolny
- Size: 48000 m2
- Year: 2012-2013
Friday, December 16th, 2016
Article source: v2com
Lemay is proud to join lighting solutions provider Lumenpulse Group and real estate developer Montoni for their latest realization: a brand-new Lumenpulse head office that will combine branding and architecture to embody the history, values and culture of the lighting strategies world leader. Driven by LemayLAB, Lemay’s creativity incubator, the project will benefit from a spectacular view on the St. Lawrence River as well as a high-quality urban environment for over 600 Lumenpulse employees.
This project showcases Lemay’s expertise in architectural branding, which aims to create a unique and personalized built environment by pushing ideas beyond initial expectations.
Perspective – A Window on the St. Lawrence River, Image Courtesy © Lemay
- Architects: Lemay
- Project: New Lumenpulse Head Office
- Location: 1120 Marie-Victorin Blvd., Longueuil, Québec, Canada
- Client name: Lumenpulse
- Project team: Michel Lauzon, Jean-Francois Gagnon, Louis-Philippe Frappier, David Poulin, Maciej Sawan, Alain Bourdais, Marco brissette, Andrée-anne ledoux, Bryan Marchand, Alexandre Lapierre, Martin Loignon, Nicolas Therrien, Anna Ilyaev, Claude Junior Telnoff, Anderson Braz De Oliveira, Anthony Bouchard, Alexis Légaré, Valentin Guirao
- Mechanical and Electrical Engineering: Dupras Ledoux Ingénieurs
- Structural Engineering: DSM Consultants Inc.
- Civil Engineering: Les Consultants MESC Inc
- Contractor: Montoni
- Landscape architect: Beaupré Associés Experts Conseils Inc.
- Lighting: Ombrages
- Cost: $15M
- Project area: 40,000 m2
- Completion date: Summer 2017
Thursday, December 8th, 2016
Article source: v2com
After winning the international architectural design competition, Stuttgart based wittfoht architekten were commissioned to build the extension of the World Trade Organization headquarters in Geneva. The new administrative building, integrated into the site, creates a feeling of openness and transparency.
world trade organization, Image Courtesy © Brigida González Fotografie
- Architects: wittfoht architekten
- Project: World Trade Organization
- Location: Genève, Switzerland
- Photography: Brigida González Fotografie
- Client: World Trade Organization
- Structural engineering: Schlaich Bergermann und Partner GmbH
- Energy engineering: Transsolar Energietechnik GmbH
- Domestic engineering: Weinmann energies sa
- Electrical engineering: mab ingénierie sa
- Structural physics: Bobran Ingenieure
- General contractor: Implenia entreprise générale sa
- Gross floor area: 14.500 square meters
- Gross volume: 56.800 cubic meters
- Competition: 2009 – 1st prize
- Construction period: 01/2011 – 07/2013
- Year: 2013
Thursday, December 1st, 2016
Article source: FILD
СMS Group (Creative Marketing Solutions Group) the largest advertising holding company in Ukraine providing full range of advertising services. CMS Group (former Tabasco Group) started in 2006 when Alexander Gorlov – managing partner of the group, established creative agency Tabasco.
Image Courtesy © Andrey Bezuglov
- Architects: FILD
- Project: CMS Group headquarters
- Location: Kiev, Ukraine, Olimpiysky business centre
- Photography: Andrey Bezuglov
- Client: CMS Group
- Designer/Project Coordinator: Dan Vakhrameyev
- Function: CMS Group headquarters
- Dimension: 355 sq.m
- Completion date: July 2016
Thursday, December 1st, 2016
Article source: DENORTE PROJECT MANAGEMENT
A building raises all complexity from the idea above the look.
The lines, size or closeness to people that walk around.
It is impossible to notice the volume, magnitude and so seeing it like a symbol.
Image Courtesy © David Frutos
Wednesday, November 30th, 2016
Article source: ROY DAVID STUDIO
The global company, Windward is best known for their data and analytics on the maritime domain. The company is a pioneer in the business as they have created the first maritime data platform, The Windward Mind. The platform analysis and organizes with the use of big data and deep shipping expertise the worlds maritime data, making it accessible and actionable across verticals. From understanding what is happening at sea – from a single ship to commodity trade flows – the platform gives unique insight in decision making across industries.
Image Courtesy © ROY DAVID STUDIO
- Architects: ROY DAVID STUDIO
- Project: Windward HQ
- Location: 360 Adgar Tower, HaShlosha 3, Tel Aviv, Israel
- Client: Windward
- Size: 1,200 sqm
- Year: 2016