Year of construction : 2019 Architect : Jean-Paul Viguier & Associés Surface area: 20,941 sq.m. Floors: 8 floors Location: Nanterre, University district - Cœur de Quartier Nearest transportation: Nanterre University - RER A and Line L
Citylife is located in Nanterre, in the heart of the new Cœur de Quartier, a natural extension of the business district. This brand new district, developed by Paris La Défense, is a dynamic environment combining offices, housing, shops, hotels, infrastructure and leisure facilities. CityLife is a building of workspaces and services, designed by Jean-Paul Viguier and with high environmental certifications (HQE Excellent and BREEAM Excellent, BBC -64% label).
City Life is a prism made up of three office wings linked by vertical walkways and cut into the center by a triangular-shaped void running the entire height of the building. These three wings, of unequal thickness, give it a great compactness in plan and floor plates designed to be divided according to two different occupants. Its interior void allows the office floors to be illuminated transversely, as well as the communication staircases between the floors, which are located in the façade. In the lower part of the void and on the roof of the first floor, a garden contributes to the vegetal atmosphere. The reception, the company restaurant, the cafeteria and the meeting rooms located on the first floor constitute a sort of window of the building. The facades reflect a concern for modernity through the use of clear glass and aluminum panels that punctuate the reading. The vegetation on the facades brings freshness and modernity to the building. CityLife is distinguished by a double-height first floor (4 meters high) that groups together all the services, including the City hub, a welcome zone that allows users and their guests to access all the services in the building.
A word about the architect
Founded in 1992 by Jean-Paul Viguier, the agency was built around a team of associates that has grown over time to form a group of 12 members whose skills and experience enable them to handle complex projects. Together with Jean-Paul Viguier, they have set the agency on a long-term course by undertaking a process of transmission (now renamed VIGUIER). The agency has also made a name for itself in the region with the realization of major projects in recent years: the Aurore, Majunga and Archipel towers.