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Groupe e Administrative headquarters, Switzerland : Building
Groupe e Administrative headquarters Development, Granges-Paccot – design by ipas architectes sa
5 Mar 2012
Groupe e Administrative headquarters
Location: Granges-Paccot, near the city of Fribourg, north west Switzerland
Design: ipas architectes sa
Administrative headquarters for ‘Groupe e’, Switzerland
The e group brief asked the architects to imagine living spaces always becoming, places that requalify the individual and collective work: communication, transparency, fun at work, exchange, adaptation. Intentions infinitely precious, simple as water that nourishes life and a contemporary design because it goes against the trends of our time.
On this rural site the company buildings are clustered, on the edge of the village of Granges-Paccot and scattered houses, close to the city of Fribourg.
At this place ‘Plexus’ weaves a network with its built environment and landscape of discretion, it appears that the project is a low volume, extended, in communion with human and ecological intentions.
‘group e’ is arranged to form a complex living space, respecting the environment and daylighting.
Building-scales vary depending on its orientation, the built environment: it sways and flows as needed.
– Relaxation areas interact with the existing school and exposure to sunlight
– Pedestrian walkways occur above, below, inside, everywhere so that communication becomes freer, more open
– Seek the views of the deep green foliage that drapes treillagent heaven, etc.
– The facade is designed as an epidermis that regulates the local climate on account of variations of the seasons
All energies are used, all those that can store and forward architecture: variations of scale, magnetism relational, dynamic sculptural, spatial event. For the building toconvey to its users all the wealth, the power of energy that inhabits.
Groupe e Administrative headquarters – Building Information
Architects: ipas architectes sa
Competition: 1st prize
Area Characteristics: 60’000 m3, 17’000 m2
Maître d’ouvrage: Groupe E SA
Team: Salvatore Chillari, Michel Egger, Eric Ott, Gilles Batista, Delphine Jeanneret-Gris, Michael Desaules, Alfio Fantini, David Lombard, Melissa Strummiello, Sabrina Pais, Pauline Chevrier, Céline Lachelin
In collaboration with: Planification Générale Serge Charrière, MGI Partenaires Ingénieurs Conseils SA, Enerconom AG, Arteco SA, Sacao SA, Hautle Anderegg & Partenaires SA
Photos: Gérald Sciboz, Thomas Jantscher
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