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SCAU Architectes : Siège Boehringer Ingelheim

Designed by SCAU Architectes, this building houses the new headquarters of the pharmaceutical company Boehringer Ingelheim in Lyon (7e). His particuliarity ? It is entirely designed to offer employees optimal comfort, like at home!

Imagine offices that are conducive to employee well-being: this was the request made by Boehringer Ingelheim, a German pharmaceutical company, to the French agency SCAU Architectes. Also, the project delivered in 2017 is entirely designed to offer its users maximum comfort, involving particular care given to "Light, sight, vegetation and access to the open air", say Maxime Barbier and Luc Delamain, associate architects. As a direct result of these concerns, the structure of the building - a vast white building composed of four volumes connected by a central street and covered with lacquered aluminum sheet - evokes a spine extended by four ribs, between and through which are arranged six vegetated patios. Coupled with the installation of large windows, this bias makes it possible to "Maximize the linear façade, while promoting proximity with the natural"explain the designers.

Also designed to optimize the comfort of employees, the interior is far from standards in this area: "One of the innovations brought about by this project is to give the workspace qualities generally devolved to the domestic environment"confirm Maxime Barbier and Luc Delamain. An ambition illustrated by the presence of several corners rest, or many terraces and balconies, conducive to relaxation between two meetings. In short, a neat construction, consistent with new professional practices. As further proof of the ability of architecture to respond to social issues of our time ...

Project title : Boehringer Ingelheim headquarters
City, Country: Lyon (7e)
Owner: Altarea Cogedim
Mastery of work : SCAU Architects
Area : 15 500 m2
Cost of works: 27 500 000 € HT
Calendar : 2017 delivery

Photographs: We Are Content (s), Luc Boegly and Mathieu Ducros

The project is selected for les ArchiDesignclub Awards 2018 in the category Tertiary - New

To learn more, visit ArchiDesignclub the Awards site et of SCAU Architects

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