Laisné Roussel : Perspective

No wood tongue at Laisné Roussel! Realizing the first tertiary construction entirely in wood, the duo of architects erects in Bordeaux (33) an office building in the Girondins future business district of Euroatlantique near the MECA and the Simone Veil bridge.

Building on complementary lines, the bonded laminated timber-beam structure in Landes pine is embellished with a horizontal Limousin Epicé cladding, contrasting with vertical glazed elements creating a second skin effect that frames the many windows of all.


The building of 4 438 square meters consists of two main wings spread over six floors whose circulation is organized around an atrium in the form of a monumental staircase designed by the studio designers Briand & Berthereau. This space bathed in a diffused natural light and opened on the gardens serves the various trays cut out in fixed compartments of approximately 300 square meters and organized on a frame of 1,20 meters.

Naturally warm, the use of wood is also present in the interior, creating pleasant work spaces. The construction benefits from a completely natural ventilation, enhanced by the U-shaped plan of the project. Thanks to a ventilation system day / night, the atrium plays the role of a thermal chimney.

The project is selected for the ADC Awards 2019 in the category Tertiary / New

To learn more, visit the ADC Awards website et by Laisné Roussel

Photographs: Laisné Roussel

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