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Nanterre, France, Europe
Project information
Year 2021
Architect Jean-Paul Viguier et Associés & Marc Mimram Architecture
Partner Guthrie Douglas & DAT Verrières
Used materials
Fabric type Sergé
Fabric color Sergé 3% white - 101101
Fabric m²
Building type(s) Offices

L' Archipel Vinci - cafeteria

This Serre cafeteria is one of six large and varied dining areas at the Vinci Group headquarters in Nanterre, France. It has been designed with the wellbeing of employees in mind: plenty of daylight, accessible green terraces and the possibility of fresh air indoors.

The design team recognised the importance of controlling heat and glare in this area, but also wanted to maintain the minimalist nature of the design, so an integrated shading solution was required. DAT Verrières therefore installed Guthrie Douglas TESS™140 and TESS™640 systems with Helioscreen Sergé 3% white.

The entire "archipelago" comprises 74,000 square metres of office space spread over five buildings, each named after an island: Hydra, Java, Mona, Pemba and Tonga - including a twenty-four-storey tower rising to a height of one hundred metres, the central point of the site.

Built to the latest environmental standards, the complex is revitalising the 11th arrondissement of Nanterre, formerly an obsolete motorway junction and railway wasteland.

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