Engie - B
Architect: Denis Valope & Jean Pistre
Surface area: 22,000 sq.m
Height: 11 floors (50 m)
Former names: B
Address: 2, place Samuel-Champlain - 92400 Courbevoie
Nearest car park : Coupole-Regnault
Nearest metro station: La Défense Grande Arche
Built at the same time as the Engie Tower, the Engie B building is a complement to it. This 50 meter high building, with a triangular plan, closes the oval square dominated by the tower to the north. Each of its three facades not only closes off the space and provides the best possible light, but also draws a piece of the city, a clear boundary between the building and the public space.
A word about the architect
Denis Valode (1946) and Jean Pistre (1951) founded their firm in 1977. In 20 years, it became one of the most important in France. This success was due, among other things, to the reconstruction of the Lainé warehouses in Bordeaux and the construction of the L'Oréal factory in Aulnay-sous-Bois.
Today, the two architects are particularly involved in the design of high-rise buildings - in Saint-Denis, Lyon, Beijing and even Bombay. They make it a point of honor to promote sustainable development in all their constructions. In La Défense, they have completed seven projects, including the Engie Tower, Engie B, the Leonardo da Vinci University Center and Opus 12.