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Location, Nice, France
Architects: DREAM et Nicolas Laisné
Client: Pitch Promotion
Project team: Oteis (Structural Engineer), Le Sommer (Sustainability Consultant)
Landscape Architects: Tangram Paysage
Design team: Dimitri Roussel, Nicolas Laisné
Photographer: Cyrille Weiner
Against the backdrop of increasingly flexible working arrangements, this design was driven by three guiding principles: creating appealing working spaces, forming meeting places, and offering flexible use.
Handling these challenges from the point of view of Mediterranean architecture led the architects to suggest outdoor working spaces. The terraces have gardens, but they are also connected to transform into a workstation or an informal meeting room.
The transparent facades allow the light to enter, whilst the terrace overhangs provide protection from the sun, creating a climate-controlled environment.
All the corridors and passageways were moved outside. Usually located in the center of traditional buildings, moving them freed up entire floors.
The feeling of spaciousness is amplified by the removal of the usual false ceilings, with all technical elements managed within the floor. These innovations offer maximum freedom for occupants in their chosen layout.
Corridors and passageways also liven up the façades and are ideally suited for informal discussions outside, overlooking a garden.
The building design is optimized to respond to the weather: creating overhangs based on orientation, making use of solar energy in winter to reduce heating energy consumption, and providing protection from the sun in the summer to improve working conditions.
The corridor and passageway areas are used to create a climate-controlled environment and maximize natural ventilation.