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AB MEDICA Headquarters in Milan, Italy by DEGW + Giuseppe Tortato

Friday, February 24th, 2017

Article source: DEGW

Offices are not usually designed inside a speedboat, but that is the metaphor chosen for the new headquarters of AB Medica in Cerro Maggiore, a project by Giuseppe Tortato. Specialists in developing and marketing sophisticated robots for medical purposes and DNA analyses, AB Medica opened its new headquarters in 2015 inside an “iconic” building in a suburban setting close to the high-speed Milan-Varese motorway, which is inspired by the distinctive shapes and forms of super-fast speedboats. Starting with a dynamically streamlined work of architecture that is also intended to embody the owner’s corporate philosophy based around innovation, AB Medica commissioned DEGW to design a new Space Planning and Interior Design project suitable for an unusual layout (partly due to constraints associated with an elongated triangular building lot) and capable of optimising all the spaces: a project, whose various operating levels encompass approximately 2000 m² of offices over an overall area of 9000 m² serving about 130 people, mainly focusing on the reception areas, ground-floor canteen and waiting area, first-floor client/meeting area and second-floor executive area and offices.

Image Courtesy © Dario Tettamanzi

  • Architects: DEGW + Giuseppe Tortato
  • Project: AB MEDICA Headquarters
  • Location: Cerro Maggiore (Milan) Via Kennedy 10, Italy
  • Photography: Dario Tettamanzi
  • Client: AB Medica spa
  • Built-on area: 9000 sq.m (2000 sq.m of office space)
  • Completion date: 2015

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Campus SFR (SFR Headquarters) in Saint-Denis, France by Jean-Paul Viguier et Associés

Friday, February 24th, 2017

Article source: Jean-Paul Viguier et Associés 

The new head office for SFR will bring together some 8500 staff who are currently dispersed between 4 sites in the Paris area. The project is conceived as a campus, with offices, a conference centre, restaurants, a sports hall and fitness centre and numerous gardens.

The new 130,000 sq m SFR headquarters in the Landy-Pleyel ZAC (mixed development zone) boasts nearly 8,500 employee workstations.

Image Courtesy © Eric Sempé

  • Architects: Jean-Paul Viguier et Associés
  • Project: Campus SFR (SFR Headquarters)
  • Location: Saint-Denis, France
  • Photography: Eric Sempé
  • Client: SFR
  • Developper: Vinci Immobilier Promotion
  • Technical Studies: SETEC Bâtiment
  • Technical studies (facades): EPP France
  • Lighting: Seul Soleil
  • Total Surface Area: 135, 000 square meters
  • Date of completion: 2013 (Phase 1), 2015 (phase 2)

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Slack’s new NYC headquarters in USA by Snøhetta

Thursday, February 23rd, 2017

Article source: Snøhetta 

Slack is the fastest-growing workplace software in the world. With over 6 million active weekly users, the intra-office messaging system is revolutionizing the way teams communicate around the globe. For the startup’s New York City headquarters, Snøhetta retrofitted a 12,000 SF space on the top floor of an 1880’s landmarked building in Lower Manhattan’s NoHo/East Village neighborhood to provide a versatile, sunlight-filled office. The design of each of Slack’s offices around the world aims to integrate elements of their local context, and Snøhetta’s design for Slack’s new NYC space is inspired by the city’s distinctive urban courtyards. Drawing inspiration from interior parkscapes like Paley Park, bamboo plants provide natural privacy screens and energize the space with greenery. Four existing skylights with enlarged, splayed ceilings dramatically increase the incidence of natural daylight deep into the space and the pocket courtyards beneath them.

Image Courtesy © Michael Grimm

  • Architects: Snøhetta
  • Project: Slack’s new NYC headquarters
  • Location: New York, USA
  • Photography: Michael Grimm
  • Design Team: Anne-Rachel Schiffmann, Vanessa Kassabian, Aaron Dorf, Rikard Jaucis, Craig Dykers
  • Owners Rep: Gardiner & Theobald
  • Construction Manager: SPK Lewis Inc.
  • MEP Engineer: CFS Engineering
  • Lighting Consultants: Kugler Ning
  • Acoustic Consultants: Cerami &Associates
  • Structural Engineer: Robert Silman
  • Furniture Consultants: Benhar Interiors

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De Cecco Headquarters in Pescara, Italy by Studio FUKSAS

Tuesday, February 21st, 2017

Article source: Studio FUKSAS 

The De Cecco Headquarters are an architectural landmark rising above an area of considerable town development. Two “edifices” linked by staircases and lifts, stand distinctly separate one on top of the other. The elevations of the cube-shaped lower part feature floor-to-ceiling glazing which hollows and lightens the sense of volume.

Image Courtesy © Moreno Maggi

  • Architects: Studio FUKSAS (Massimiliano and Doriana Fuksas)
  • Project: De Cecco Headquarters
  • Location: Via A. Volta, Pescara, Italy
  • Photography: Moreno Maggi and Gianmarco Chieregato
  • Client: De Cecco SpA
  • General coordination and safety, engineering and space planning: Progetto CMR, Milan
  • Structures: Studio Engineer Toniolo, Sirmione (BS)
  • Fire prevention: Architect Di Fazio, Pescara
  • Fire protection of structures: Engineer Pustorino, Livorno
  • Cost: 20,000,000 Euros
  • Area: 6,300 sq. m.
  • Period: 2001-2008

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Kraton 230 in Rotterdam, The Netherlands by Mei architects and planners

Thursday, February 16th, 2017

Article source: Mei architects and planners

The new headquarters of regional radio and television station RTV Rijnmond is phase 4a in the redevelopment of the Schiecentrale on Lloydstraat in Rotterdam. The building, which houses not only RTV Rijnmond but also other firms, forms the heart of the audio-visual sector in Rotterdam along with Schiecentrale, the 25kV building, STROOM hotel and restaurant, and the new building of phase 4b.

Image Courtesy © Mei architects and planners

  • Architects: Mei architects and planners
  • Project: Kraton 230
  • Location: Rotterdam, The Netherlands
  • Client: Rotterdam City Development Corporation Rotterdam
  • Construction cost: € 10,000,000
  • Programme: 10,000 m2
  • Completion: 2007

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House Parts Office in Beijing, China by People’s Architecture Office

Thursday, February 9th, 2017

Article source: People’s Architecture Office

Headquartered in Beijing, Xiaozhu commissioned People’s Architecture Office and People’s Industrial Design Office to design House Parts Office, their latest office space located in the city’s hi-tech center. Xiaozhu (literally ‘small pig’ but homophonous with ‘short stay’) is a peer-to-peer housing rental website. The startup is China’s rival to Airbnb and part of the country’s new ‘shared economy’.

Image Courtesy © People’s Architecture Office

  • Architects: People’s Architecture Office
  • Project: House Parts Office
  • Location: Beijing, China
  • Client:  xiaozhu.com
  • Principal: He Zhe, James Shen, Zang Feng
  • Project Team: Jiang Hao, Zhang Zhen, Amy Song, Ren Depei, Chen Yihuai
  • Area: 350 sqm
  • Completion: July. 2016

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Round Robin in Ramat Gan, Israel by ROY DAVID STUDIO

Tuesday, February 7th, 2017

Article source: ROY DAVID STUDIO

Round Robin is a fresh technological innovation hub specializing in software. They partner with leading companies and co-found promising start-ups. From games to websites, the studio functions like a tightly knitted platform where the customers get way more than what their bargained for.

As the team started getting bigger, Round Robin partnered with Roy David Architecture Studio to design their new 1200 sqm office space offices located in the Stock Exchange District, Ramat Gan, Israel.

Image Courtesy © ROY DAVID STUDIO

  • Architects: ROY DAVID STUDIO
  • Project: Round Robin
  • Location: Stock Exchange District, Ramat Gan, Israel
  • Client: Round Robin
  • Size: 1,200 sqm
  • Year: 2016

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HEADQUARTER MITSUBISHI ELECTRIC EUROPE in Ratingen, Germany by Kresings Architektur

Wednesday, February 1st, 2017

Article source: Kresings Architektur

The architectural conception of the new construction of the head office of Mitsubishi Electric Europe is based on the target of connecting different departments both horizontally and vertically across a total of six floor levels.

Image Courtesy © HG Esch Photography

  • Architects: Kresings Architektur
  • Project: HEADQUARTER MITSUBISHI ELECTRIC EUROPE
  • Location: Mitsubishi-Electric-Platz 1, 40882 Ratingen, Germany
  • Photography: HG Esch Photography
  • Building contractor: RS&Partner Immobiliengesellschaft mbH
  • Building owner: Mitsubishi Electric Europe B.V.
  • Project staff: Stefan Fuchs (Projektleiter), Guido Becker, André Pannenbäcker, Jörn Brambrink, Ralf Tielke, Kilian Kresing, Rainer M. Kresing, Nicolas Oevermann, Heinrich Nelling
  • Landscape architecture: RMP Stephan Lenzen Landschaftsarchitekten
  • Planning of structural framework: IBS GmbH & Co. KG

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MullenLowe in Winston-Salem, North Carolina by TPG Architecture

Wednesday, January 25th, 2017

Article source: TPG Architecture

After a successful teaming for the design of their Boston headquarters, MullenLowe engaged TPG Architecture to design its new office in Winston-Salem, NC: a 37,500 square foot space in the city’s newly developed Wake Forest Innovation Quarter. The office design was an opportunity to create a strong communications touchpoint expressing MullenLowe’s identity as a “challenger” in the advertising industry, a scrappy do-everything ad firm with a global reach.

Finishes and furniture were inspired by the raw space; the free form boxes are clad in plywood and dark-gray painted sheetrock, while the chair colors were sampled from the peeling paint on the concrete walls, Image Courtesy © Eric Laignel

  • Architects: TPG Architecture
  • Project: MullenLowe
  • Location: Winston-Salem, North Carolina
  • Photography: Eric Laignel

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New headquarters of Crédit Mutuel de Loire-Atlantique in Nantes, France by AIA Associés, associated with AIA Architectes and Intens-Cité

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

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
  • Surface:
    • 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

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