Year of construction: 1988
Architects: Michel Andrault and Pierre Parat
Surface area: 15,200 sq.m
Height: 23m. 9 floors
Address: 1, Rue du Général Leclerc 92800 Puteaux
Nearest car park: Villon
Nearest metro station: La Défense Grande Arche
The Linea borders the circular boulevard and develops a long facade of reflective glass. Façade divided by white posts and squared by red joinery. However, the building's originality lies in its irregular shape and the importance given to the rear base, which provides for the passage of an access ramp to the circular boulevard.
A word about the architects
Michel Andrault (1926) and Pierre Parat (1928) joined forces in 1957 and for almost forty years held a prominent place on the French architectural scene. Known for their work on housing (the Pyramids of Epernay and Evry), they also designed major facilities such as the Palais omnisports de Paris-Bercy.
In 1985, they entered La Défense and, along with Henry La Fonta, became the most influential architects on the site. They accompanied its transformation over nearly ten years and signed several master plans. In terms of projects, Michel Andrault and Pierre Parat are involved in around ten projects, including the restructuring of the CNIT and Le Michelet-Gan Groupama. In 1997, the Renaissance Hotel marked their last collaboration. Michel Andrault then continued his career by founding the Conceptua agency with Nicolas Ayoub.