Edenn - Boulevard des Bouvets
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In short

Client: Icade
Architect: Brenac & Gonzales et Associés
Contractor: BATEG (a Vinci subsidiary)
Height / storeys: 8 storeys
Surface area: 30,000 m² of offices, shops and services
Start of works: 2022
Handover: 2025
Location: Parc Nord district (Nanterre)

The ex-Défense 2 building becomes Edenn

Between now and 2025, the demolition/reconstruction programme for the Immeuble Défense 2 will include a new development of around 30,000 m² called "Edenn".

Located at the intersection of the Boulevards de La Défense, des Bouvets and rue Célestin Hébert, the building will sit between Origine, the new Vinci Campus and Axa's head office in Nanterre.

Edenn will develop office space on the first floor, services dedicated to the building on the base level and shops open to the public on the ground floor. The new development will include a food store and a restaurant. It will feature a through ground floor with urban courtyards opening onto the existing boulevards and planted areas (tree-lined patios and walkways, green roofs). It will include a through ground floor with urban courtyards facing the existing boulevards, and green spaces (tree-lined patios and walkways, green roofs).

A mixed programme combining wood, concrete and metal

Like its neighbour Origine, Edenn will feature a mixed wood, concrete and metal structure, in order to benefit from "the best environmental labels and certifications (HQE Excellent level, BREEAM Excellent level, E+C E3C2-, BiodiverCityLEED Platinium level, BBCA, OSMOZ, R2S 3 stars)". The various levels of Edenn will be adorned with numerous planted areas.

The plan is to create an avenue of almost 850 m², planted with trees and embellished with benches, accessible to the public and linking Boulevard des Bouvets and Boulevard de la Défense. The shell of the building is itself planted extensively. The choice of plant species associations and the creation of small habitats (dead wood, nest boxes, shelters) will help to attract threatened local fauna (house sparrows, bats, pollinating insects, etc.). In addition, the Edenn building will function ecologically as a relay space for the corridor represented by the Terrasses de Nanterre, recognised as being of regional interest by the Schéma Régional de Cohérence Ecologique d'Île-de-France.

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A development that has already attracted one user. The office property company has signed a Lease in Future State of Completion (BEFA) with Schneider Electric for a surface area of around 16,000 square metres, i.e. 60% of the building. The world leader in digital energy solutions and automation for energy efficiency and sustainability will be moving from its current headquarters in Rueil-Malmaison.

Edenn - View on Patio Bd Bouvets