Investor / Developer: WO2 / ICAWOOD / Ivanhoé Cambridge
Architects : Leclercq Associés / Nicolas Laisné Architects / DREAM Architecture / Hubert et Roy Architects
Surface area: 125,000 sq.m
Office space: 112,000 m² (1,940,000 sq. ft.)
Facilities for activities and services: 13,000 sq.m
Start of construction: 2020
Location: Nanterre, Chemin de l'Île district
A new low-carbon office campus
This major project involves the development of a brownfield site into a 125,000 square meter office campus within a large 9-hectare park on the banks of the Seine. In terms of both the amount of office space developed and the size of the land area, the project is the largest tertiary campus currently under development in the Paris region. Designed by architects François Leclercq (Leclercq Associés), Nicolas Laisné (Nicolas Laisné Architectes), Dimitri Roussel (DREAM), and Hubert & Roy, the offices will be built in solid wood, using the innovative low-carbon technology developed by WO2. Work on this exceptional complex began in October 2020 and is expected to be completed by the end of 2022.
An ecological design method
The materials, construction method, operation, architecture and evolution of the buildings have been designed to reduce the carbon footprint of the campus over its entire life cycle. The use of bio-sourced materials (solid wood CLT), bioclimatic design, the reuse of wood scraps, the production of renewable energy on site (geothermal) make the site a true model of sobriety and sustainable development.
The scale of the project will also allow for the development of a circular economy cycle around urban agriculture (reuse of rainwater, waste recovery) and the direct involvement of employees in understanding and implementing initiatives that promote biodiversity and sustainable development.
New modes and well-being at work: offices in the middle of nature
Arboretum has been designed to offer a multitude of possibilities for working: meeting rooms in the park, large work lounges bathed in natural light with 3-meter high ceilings, generous terraces on each floor and cafés on the banks of the Seine, atypical and modular spaces in former industrial buildings (sports center and meeting and conference center), outdoor work bubbles, in the heart of an island, an open-air green amphitheater that can bring together 600 people. The future offices will allow a permanent contact with nature.
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