Jacques Ferrier Architectures : Siège de Hachette Livre

The headquarters of the publishing house founded by Louis Hachette took up residence at about the inner suburbs of the capital, in Vanves. Its silhouette offers from outside an image of quiet strength, on the inside, it has a workspace conducive to living together.

The Jacques Ferrier program takes into account the share of own creativity to the book trade. Floor plans and all have been designed differently to avoid the uniformity and repetition and unleash the diversity of publishing houses that will settle. The corridors far from straight, form paths that intersect and split and inviting to wandering in the building, dug by patios and large loggias.

All community living areas have been highlighted in order to transform the workspace in one place before any community living.

"I would be comfortable, a relationship is established over time, of the order of the familiar, the friendly, something that helps, if only to get through the day, and why not, to work differently and better to create. " Jacques Ferrier

This open building on the city suggests passers interior garden papyrus. Facades, color coated blades ivory evoke the leaves of a book, and play subtly with variations in outdoor light. The unique skyline of this building now belongs, and for a long time, the metropolitan landscape of the Grand Paris.

Headquarters of Hachette Book of Jacques Ferrier Architectures is part of the official selection of the ADC Awards 2016 Offices category.

Photographs © Jacques Ferrier Architectures / Photo Luc Boegly

For more information, visit the website Jacques Ferrier Architectures

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