Due to its location near the railway and Circular Boulevard, the Berkeley Bulding is a large 9-storey building on a rectangular plan with two recesses. The facades, made of prefabricated concrete panels, follow the architectural codes of many buildings of the 1970s. Also known as "architectural concrete", these load-bearing elements offer, despite their repetitive aesthetics, many advantages: solidity, durability and comfort.
As part of the renewal plan for La Défense, the building was partially demolished to undergo a new renovation and become an iconic building renamed Latitude.
A word about the architects
René Decaux and G. Appert are two French architects. They have designed several residential and office buildings in Paris and its suburbs. Their style is characterized by an innovative use of modern materials such as reinforced concrete and glass, as well as by a particular attention paid to light and green spaces. Their buildings are distinguished by their sobriety, elegance and functionality. Their work has helped shape modern architecture in France and their legacy lives on today.