HQE, BREEAM, LEED Platinum
Location: Courbevoie, France
The Saint-Gobain Tower is the new headquarters of the Saint-Gobain Group. It was designed by the French Valode & Pistre architects and built in the high-rise district of La Défense near Paris.
The 165 meter high tower has 44 storeys and 49,000 square meters of work space for 2,700 employees. Above the actual office tower rises a multi-storey, transparent cube with interior gardens and conference rooms.
The building achieves an exemplary environmental level, guaranteeing users the highest standard of comfort with low energy consumption. The construction was completely planned with the method of building information modeling (BIM). Working with a digital model facilitated the complex coordination of the planning process.
The Saint-Gobain Tower is evocating a crystal, because of its shape and the fact that the geometrically strictly structured façade is entirely made of glass – with a fine latticework application that winds around the tower like a silver ribbon and conjures up parallelograms on the façade.