Year of construction: 2002
Architects: SRA Architects
Surface area: 12,800 sq.m.
Height: 46 m. 8 floors
Address: 24, Rue Ségoffin - 92400 Courbevoie
Nearest car park : Coupole-Regnault
Nearest metro station: La Défense Grande Arche
The Guynemer building, the only project of the SRA agency, without any collaboration, is located on a difficult and small plot of land, between the circular boulevard and another traffic lane. If at the front it shows a simple parallelepiped set with light-coloured stapled stones, at the back it reveals a large cylindrical volume covered with terraces.
In order to support the building's presence in its environment, the architects have taken care of the bevelled treatment of the south-east corner as well as the horizontality of the façade.
A word about the architects
SRA Architects was born in 1996 from the association of Jean Rouit, Hervé Metge and Clémence Fiant-Saubot - daughter of Roger Saubot, Rouit's former employer. The agency quickly specialized in large scale projects in collaboration with the big names in the architectural world.
At La Défense, the firm joined forces with its American counterpart, Kohn Pedersen Fox, for the refurbishment of the Logica (former EDF-GDF tower) and First (former UAP tower) towers, as well as for the construction of the Dexia tower (which became CBX) in 2005. SRA Architects are also involved in projects for the Défense Plaza building, the Carpe Diem tower and the Phare tower (project abandoned in 2015).