GARE DU NORD

Paris - FRANCE

GARE DU NORD

Paris - FRANCE

The ambition of this project is to transform the station into an urban complex, making it a new reference for the 21st century. The project is an opportunity to reinvent the overall design of the station and enhance its relationship with the city. Areas of consideration include the separation of flows between departures and arrivals as well as the redevelopment of the fundamental areas to accommodate the new services and activities. The creation of a main entrance, a large loggia open on the forecourt to the east of the historic façade of the station, provides access to a generous 300 meter long passageway beneath a glazed roof. This sunlit gallery spans the length of the new building, guiding users to departure points and serving new commercial, cultural, sporting and co-working activities. The size of the existing area will be quintupled. The project’s objective is to open up the station onto the city. It’ll no longer be a station in the city, but a city in the station. The project higlights the connections between city transport networks and the train station: new bus station, large bike station and improved access to the metro in particular. Respect for historical heritage will guide the design. The interior facade of the large hall designed by J. Hittorff in the nineteenth century will be restored to its original state becoming a landmark greeting for travellers on the main European lines.

Shenzhen International Expo

Shenzhen - China

Shenzhen International Expo

Shenzhen - China

JEDDAH MALL

JEDDAH - SAUDI ARABIA

JEDDAH MALL

JEDDAH - SAUDI ARABIA

Developed around the World’s tallest Tower, the Mall project takes advantages of this Location by bringing forth a unique and iconic design. Unique by its form, its innovations and the quality of life it offers its residents and visitors. Iconic. A horizontal icon with a generous luxurious 5th facade. Exceptional. An urban pedestrian quarter that brings the city components together.

Grand paris Express - Vert de maisons station

alfortville - France

Grand paris Express - Vert de maisons station

alfortville - France

The new stations on the Grand Paris Express network are green shoots of urban development, business catalysts, and multimodal transport hubs. Vert de Maisons station opens out onto an enlarged square surrounded by shops. Above it stands a new tertiary building, and it is connected to the RER C suburban train line. All the Grand Paris stations respond to the same architectural specifications, which ensures coherence across the network. The architects of the various stations along each line also coordinated their work. However each station has its own personality. The design of the Vert de Maisons station was determined by the fact that it belongs both to the Grand Paris network and to the specific world of the town in which it is located (Maison Alfort).

Grand paris Express - Les ardoines station

Vitry-sur-seine - France

Grand paris Express - Les ardoines station

Vitry-sur-seine - France

Saint-Gobain Tower

La Défense

Saint-Gobain Tower

La Défense

GENERALI / Saint-Gobain - 50 000 SQM

Saint-Gobain Company, leader in high performance building material, will establish its new headquarters in a new tower developed by Generali Real Estate in La Défense business district of Paris.

Valode & Pistre was selected by Generali, together with Saint-Gobain and EPADESA, at the outcome of an international architectural consultation (BIG, SANAA, Renzo Piano, SOM). Designed to become the future international showcase of Saint-Gobain, the project of about 49,000 sqm of floor space on 44 floors and 165 meters high, aims to achieve an exemplary level of environmental quality with a strong emphasis on good site integration, energy performance and user comfort.

La grande arche

LA DÉFENSE, FRANCE

La grande arche

LA DÉFENSE, FRANCE

The renovation of the Grande Arche de La Défense, 25 years after it was built, has involved in-depth technical research to allow us to make significant changes while maintaining a respectful approach to what is already a major Paris monument. This building quickly became a landmark in the history of architecture, and all the new technical, regulatory and functional requirements have been approached with this in mind.

Biomérieux headquarters

Marcy-l'étoile - France

Biomérieux headquarters

Marcy-l'étoile - France

Prado concorde

Castelnau-le-Lez - france

Prado concorde

Castelnau-le-Lez - france

helenis / opalia - 28 000 m²

The new district of Prado Concorde, on the banks of the River Lez at the entrance to the town, combines residential developments with schools and shops in a large block arranged around a garden in the form of a valley. The architectural design of the housing units makes maximum use of exterior extensions to allow residents to make the most of the fine weather. An extra « room » outside provides each flat with its own additional living space, complete with a tree providing shade for al fresco dining. To achieve this aim the project uses an innovative concept: a series of large balconies whose triangular shape and variable cross-section make it possible to support their weight on consoles at their thickest point, where the built-in tree containers are. These prefabricated high-performance concrete elements are staggered from one floor to the next to provide the airflow necessary for the trees to grow.

Gonesse Hospital

Gonesse, France

Gonesse Hospital

Gonesse, France

Centre hospitalier de Gonesse
80 000 sqm

The new MCO (medical-surgical-obstetrics) building, the key element in the restructuring of the Gonesse hospital campus, is designed like a residential building set in a park. Its functional principle lies in a distinction between consultation and patient housing (70% panoramic), the latter facing the park and the medico-technical areas facing towards the rear. A central axis gathers all traffic and links the two zones. The architecture stands out opposite the park by its form resembling pavilions that marry white polished concrete and wood-toned blinds in a strict, measured design that evokes Japanese palaces, with their serenity and relation to nature.

airbus group leadership university

toulouse - france

airbus group leadership university

toulouse - france

Airbus group - 12 800 SQM

The Airbus Group University Campus project is designed to bring together the group’s top managers for training. It features a hotel, a restaurant, a training centre and a convention and events centre. The centre is located at the huge airport hub in Toulouse; the challenge was to create a complex on the scale of the site, and above all to express the cultural identity of this international group via a functional and memorable architectural design.

paris expo hall 7

Paris - France

paris expo hall 7

Paris - France

VIPARIS - 74 000 SQM

The restructuring of Pavilion 7 into a new convention center and exhibition spaces is part of the vast renovation plan for the Parc des Expositions at the Porte de Versailles. Beginning with the rebuilding of Pavilions 4 and 5, it provides for the complete redesign of both the outdoor public spaces and the center’s logistics.

The challenge of the reconstruction of Pavilion 7 was twofold. The first involved the successful integration of this monumental building into the fabric of the Parc, despite being separated by a major ring road. The second was how to give this building from the "Brutalist" architectural era a more playful and transparent dimension while respecting and highlighting its historical character.

EDEN

PARIS - FRANCE

EDEN

PARIS - FRANCE

GROUPAMA/JLL - 10 000 SQM

Val de Bièvre Campus

Gentilly, France

Val de Bièvre Campus

Gentilly, France

MACSF/Bouygues Immobilier - 51 000 sqm

Conceived as an urban campus, the project Val de Bièvre is a collection of human scaled buildings, hinged together, immersed within a lush garden compound. The spatial organization of the campus combines functional efficiency and continuity of workspaces within a pleasant and comfortable environment. Interconnected by glazed bridges and covered walkways, the campus buildings are united around a large landscaped campus commons. The interwoven circulation spaces serve as informal meeting and socialization zones for the campus population.  The promenade, flared to the south, gives the project it’s identity and defines a landscape opening to the city and the sky.  The optimized orientation of the buildings in relation to the course of the sun and the use of high performance facades specifically adapted to each orientation provide for a campus complex that is very respectful of the environment.

MOODS

SAINT-DENIS -FRANCE

MOODS

SAINT-DENIS -FRANCE

Sogelym dixence - 31 000 SQM

A strategic component of the redevelopment of Le Cornillon in Saint-Denis, the Moods tertiary building is located in close proximity to the RER (suburban train) station. On its southern and eastern sides the building overlooks a new mixed-use district of which it forms the first development and with which it harmonises. Its northeastern side is a long white curved façade that follows the RER lines and echoes the Balthazar building constructed a few years previously by Richard Meier on the other side of the tracks. A full-height atrium with a large square window breaks the façade in the centre and overlooks the railway landscape.

Toulouse Jean Jaurès University

Toulouse, France

Toulouse Jean Jaurès University

Toulouse, France

MIRALIS / 60 000 sqm

The reconstruction of the heart of Toulouse le Mirail University, now rechristened Jean Jaurès University, is the latest stage in a wide-ranging programme designed to bring the institution into the fold of major European universities at a time when deep-seated changes that will affect the future of academic teaching are taking place. Like the digital networks that are now revolutionising education and daily life, the architecture of the university, developed with philosopher Michel Serres, is a three-dimensional network of connections between teaching staff, students and researchers, and between knowledge production, dissemination and sharing. Combining architectural and philosophical thinking, the project offers a new vision of the university, which is now not only a forum for knowledge-related interactions, but also the heart of the city.

Sainte-Catherine

Bordeaux, France

Sainte-Catherine

Bordeaux, France

REDEVCO
30 600 sqm

The shopping and residential quarter of Place Sainte Catherine is becoming a favored new destination in Bordeaux. Pedestrians discover the quarter, located in the heart of the historic city, as they walk the new streets that have been laid out. The path through the shopping streets leads to a new square built around a basin, an evocation of the ancient port. A memorable element, the totem – an expressively sculptural building – is the emblem of the square. The resolutely contemporary architecture is integrated into the traditional historical fabric by the use of local materials Bordeaux stone, light-colored brick, rubble stone, wood, terra cotta. The façades are both ordered and varied, and are embellished by artistic works.

 

 

MONACO, sea extension

Monte-Carlo, Monaco

MONACO, sea extension

Monte-Carlo, Monaco

Creating an offshore extension is an artificial process. The project design takes the opposite view, giving credit to the idea that this new area reclaimed from the sea is natural. It strives to create two ecosystems, one terrestrial (the extension itself), the other marine (offshore from the extension). The construction technique for the offshore extension involves building a large seawall made of reinforced concrete coffers produced off-site and shipped in. When this protective wall is complete, the infilling operation (the infill will also be brought in by sea) will be carried out without affecting the nearby seabed. The resulting platform, covering some 6 hectares, has a raised centre in the form of a hill, which justifies the new curve of the coastline it wraps around. The new landscape will be planted with a large number of umbrella pines. Under this canopy, a maquis typical of the region will be transplanted and acclimated. The district located on the new extension will be both varied and mixed. The northeast section will be laid out around the hill. Villas will stand along the seafront, reminiscent of early urban development on the Riviera; they will be built gradually higher and higher up, ultimately forming the top level of buildings facing the sea.

Al noor TOWER

tangier - Maroc

Al noor TOWER

tangier - Maroc

Middle East Development - 300 000 m²

On an original idea of Amédée Santalo, the Middle East Development Company has decided to initiate the construction of a tower in Casablanca and has entrusted Valode & Pistre with the architecture and design. Conceived on the continental scale, it is intended to house the African markets of both raw and precious materials thus becoming a strong emblem of the entire continent’s new dynamics. This white tower soars up to a height of 540 meters in reference to the 54 African countries and displays a pixelated representation of the variety of African languages on its facades. Covering an area of 300 000 m² on 114 floors, this mixed-use tower provides trading rooms, offices, hotels, restaurants, shops and entertainment facilities. The Middle East Development plans to launch the project in 2015.

Lille Teaching hospital

Lille - France

Lille Teaching hospital

Lille - France

CHU de lille - 80 000 SQM

Yingkou Library

Yingkou, China

Yingkou Library

Yingkou, China

Ville de Yingkou - 60 000 sqm

The coastal city of Yingkou, in northeast China, is developing a new district devoted to culture with the aim of giving the city a regional influence. The library, which is the iconic feature for the entire project, will be the first development. The complex project, which brings together the archives and the library, as well as governmentarchives, is unified in a building with light and dynamic shapes. The contemporary idea of “the cloud” is the conceptual basis for the project. The use of natural ventilation, shading and light wells for natural lighting also make it an environmentally-conscious project. With a total surface area of 60,000 m2, the library will be the city's first landmark building and kicks off the architectural development of the surrounding public spaces. The library will be open to the public in 2014.

ABC - autonomous building for citizens

Grenoble - France

ABC - autonomous building for citizens

Grenoble - France

ABC (Autonomous Building for Citizens) is the result of a multidisciplinary project carried out in partnership with Bouygues Construction R&D and the CEA. This research project experiments with a radical new direction for housing: that of self-sufficiency in terms of energy, water and the systematic management of waste. ABC is a new architectural paradigm: whereas buildings have always been designed in opposition to the natural environment to protect them from rain, cold, sun and wind, ABC seeks to capture sunlight, to collect rainwater, and to draw the energy it requires from the environment.

The first experimental complex is being developed at the Ecocité de la presqu’ile in Grenoble, in the form of three buildings comprising about a hundred social and private housing units. It is an opportunity to demonstrate that ABC is not a model but a new concept that leads to diversified and contextual architecture.

Incity Tower

Lyon, France

Incity Tower

Lyon, France

SOGELYM Dixence - 40 000 sqm

Newest and tallest tower in the district of La Part Dieu, INCITY, is nestled within the existing urban grid of Lyon, providing a dynamic addition to the skyline of the city. Aligned with the corner of Garibaldi and the Cours Lafayette, and with welcoming expanses of glass open to passers-by, this state of the art tower participates actively in the organization and restructuring of the evolving La Part Dieu district of Lyon.
It’s slender peak tops out at 200 meters and provides an elegant visual apex to the composition of existing towers rising up around the project site. Aligned north-south along the axis of the Rhône and Saône rivers, the tower is oriented to the prevailing wind direction. The facades exposed to the sun are draped in a protective veil, reminiscent of a silk cocoon –an important symbol, inscribed in the history of Lyon. This envelope consists of a ventilated double glazed facade that provides for the comfort and convenience of the tower users and improves the towers energy performance.

 

Rives de l'Orne

Caen, France

Rives de l'Orne

Caen, France

APSYS/SAFAUR

The Rives de l’Orne project is characterized by a great diversity of programmatic entities. Shops, offices, entertainment facilities, residential units, and a hotel, are all unified within a singular urban vision. The project creates of a new urban district at the scale of the city and responds to this challenge by providing a comprehensive vision of the new urban quarter while striking the proper balance of programmatic components. The project design provides for a strong individual identity for the new quarter, while maintaining a strong synergy with the Caen city center and river landscape. The architectural vocabulary of the project corresponds to the modern and dynamic character of the new urban district, with abundant glazed facades creating a contemporary feel. Locally quarried stone, Pierre de Caen, whose quarries have just been recently reactivated, complements the glazed facades.  The project boldly assumes it’s role as a developmental corner stone and economic motor for future development of the Orne riverfront. The presence of the river and it’s corresponding views are thoughtfully exploited, with each change in viewpoint considered and materialized in the project massing and organization. The presence of water gives the project its sense of place, open, generous, comforting, carried by the maritime breeze.

Laennec Rive Gauche

Paris 7, France

Laennec Rive Gauche

Paris 7, France

Cogedim - 34 750 sqm

Located in the historic center of Paris’s 7th district in the perimeter of the former Laennec hospital – a magnificent edifice built in the 17th and 18th centuries – Laennec Rive Gauche includes residential units, a day-care center, and a home for the elderly. The new residential buildings are aligned along a rectangular plan oriented along the axes of the old hospital, forming a fitting backdrop for the historic buildings. Comprising a main, continuous volume with discontinuous structures above, like houses placed on the rooftops, the buildings associate contemporary architecture and integration into the historical Paris.

Clarins Headquarters

Neuilly-sur-Seine, France

Clarins Headquarters

Neuilly-sur-Seine, France

Bouygues Immobilier - 11 000 SQM

Regional Judicial Police Department

Paris 17, France

Regional Judicial Police Department

Paris 17, France

Préfecture de Police - 32 000 sqm

The Regional Judicial Police Department in the Batignolles neighbourhood of Paris is a significant design project in the new area of Batignolles comprises a striking sculpted urban structure. By turns solid and ephemeral, the building stands out with its contrasting features which reflect and reinforce its surroundings, particularly the ancient Thiers Wall and the new Palais de Justice courthouse.

Villeneuve-sur-Lot Hospital

Villeneuve-sur-Lot, France

Villeneuve-sur-Lot Hospital

Villeneuve-sur-Lot, France

Centre Hospitalier Saint CYR / Clinique de Villeneuve
35 000 sqm

Haitang Bay

Sanya, China

Haitang Bay

Sanya, China

CITS GROUP CORPORATION
165 000 sqm

Opened on September 1, 2014, the Haitang Bay shopping center is a unique project. Atypical due to its location in the heart of a tourist bay in Hainan in the far south of China and its size, since it is the biggest Duty Free Shopping area in the world, it stands out through its spectacular architecture. .

Beaugrenelle Shopping Center

Paris 15, France

Beaugrenelle Shopping Center

Paris 15, France

APSYS - GECINA
75 000 sqm

The restructuring and extension of the Beaugrenelle shopping center make it representative of a new generation of city-center shopping and leisure centers. Silk-screened glazing, the unique material used on the façade, along with the fluidity and simplicity of the volumes give the ensemble a very strong identity. Beyond the shops located at street level, the shopping spaces are accessed by two atriums located in the center of each of the city blocks that make up the center. On either side of the Pont de Grenelle, the corners of the two blocks define an entry gate into Paris’ 15th district – the shopping center’s symbolic contribution to the fabrication of the city.

Skolkovo Technopark

Moscow, Russia

Skolkovo Technopark

Moscow, Russia

Skolkovo Fondation
145 000 sqm

Skolkovo, almost at the heart of Moscow, embodies the great Russian ambition to develop medical, economic, nuclear, space, and biological research, fostering new discoveries and developing them commercially. More of a town than a campus, the 400 hectare site will include, in addition to research establishments, homes for 3,000 people, hotels, a convention centre, a university, a start-up complex, a Technopark, and cultural facilities. The relationship with nature, as well as environmental innovation, have guided the development of the project for which Valode et Pistre, via the Urban Council Presidency, have coordination the work of some of the greatest names in international and Russian architecture, also organising competitions open to young Russian architects. Valode et Pistre have also been entrusted with the detailed design of some areas, namely a Technopark, laboratories for firms developing cutting-edge technologies, housing, and a number of other facilities.

Alegria

Neuilly-sur-Seine, France

Alegria

Neuilly-sur-Seine, France

15 000m² - JLL

Liaoning Archives Center

Schenyang, China

Liaoning Archives Center

Schenyang, China

LIAONING 12th NATIONAL SPORT GAME CONSTRUCTION OFFICE - 75 800 sqm

Shenyang is the capital of Liaoning province in Manchuria, China. It now has a population of over seven million people. It is an ancient city where evidence of farming can be traced back to 5,200 BC. The city’s main monument is the ancient Forbidden City of the Qing emperors. In the framework of the extension scheme for the city, Shenyang has decided to create a huge culturaland administrative hub comprising a library, an art museum, a museum of science and technology, and the archives of Liaoning Province. The programme, gigantic in scale, covers a total of 400,000 sq. m. on a plot measuring one million sq.m.

The overall principle we have proposed involves creating a huge public square flanked on either side by two pairs of tall buildings. . These buildings, which are aligned, highlight the empty space of the squaEach of the four buildings accommodates a particular functional aspect of the overall programme. They form monumental landmarks in the urban landscape, and fulfil the aim of disseminating culture among the local population.re whose scale is comparable to that of Tian'anmen Square.

Shimao Tower

Fuzhu, China

Shimao Tower

Fuzhu, China

Shimao Group / 90 000 sqm

This tower is the flagship component of a vast construction project organized around a large park featuring a lake. The tallest building in the city, it marks the skyline with its height and silhouette. Taking root in a vast garden, the tower rises like a bamboo stalk and blossoms like a lotus flower. Comprising offices, residential units and a five-star hotel, the tower’s mixed-use program is complemented by shopping facilities. The floor plates, set in an efficient diamond pattern, enjoy a panoramic view onto the city and its environs.

La Résidence Tower

Beirut, Lebanon

La Résidence Tower

Beirut, Lebanon

Damac Properties - 30 000 sqm

The planned residential tower is located in the Marina Area in Beirut, facing the sea. Framed by other towers, it stands out from its neighbors with its spectacular silhouette made up of a superimposition of undulating volumes that echo the perpetual movement of the sea. The rigorous layout of the apartments – organized on an orthogonal grid – is in contrast with the freedom of the building’s envelope, whose form fluctuates at each new level to provide better access to the panoramic view of the Mediterranean. The tower features apartments on a single level, duplexes, and triplexes, as well as a pool in its highest level.

Iset Tower

Ekaterinburg, Russia

Iset Tower

Ekaterinburg, Russia

UGMK - EKAT CITY - 38 000 sqm

The Iset Tower, a luxury apartment tower located on the banks of the Iset River, offers a panoramic view over the city of Ekaterinburg. The 200-meter tower’s circular shape increases the panorama effect and gives it its characteristic silhouette. Its helicoidal summit, a reference and a tribute to the famous constructivist sculpture by Tatlin, is embellished with hanging winter gardens. The apartments, with floor areas of 85 sq. m. to 680 sq. m., have access to a fitness club with pool and sauna, as well as ample private parking. The copper-colored glass and metal façades, with their changing reflections, add an elegant, refined touch to this resolutely contemporary project.

Hyatt Regency Hotel Sochi

Sochi, Russia

Hyatt Regency Hotel Sochi

Sochi, Russia

Riviera Shopping center

Gdynia - Pologne

Riviera Shopping center

Gdynia - Pologne

130 000 m² - MAYLAND

Beirut Cinemas

Beirut, Lebanon

Beirut Cinemas

Beirut, Lebanon

SOLIDERE
28 000 sqm

A product of the international competition for the renovation of the souks in Beirut, of which Valode & Pistre were winners, this leisure activities center includes a cinema complex, restaurants, and shops. It is set within the continuity of the restored façades typical of the “French quarter,” and engages in dialogue with the commercial part of the souks reconstructed by Rafaël Moneo. The center is designed as an urban project playing a role in the spatial definition of the squares, placettes, and streets. Its sculptural morphology, made up of an assembly of metal ribbons forming a coppery arabesque in space, and its façades, animated with points of light which form changing images, make the building an emblem of the new, nocturnal life of Beirut. Associated architect: AKK

 

Vigo Hospital

Vigo, Spain

Vigo Hospital

Vigo, Spain

SERGAS
170 000 sqm

A landmark project for the region of Galicia and among the largest in Spain, the Vigo hospital is both a medical facility on a large scale and a challenge of integration into a sensitive and constraining site. The building extends out into the landscape, with six wings arranged like the teeth of a comb, resembling sails of white glass held taut by the wind, in a reference to Vigo’s maritime culture. Making the most of the sloping site, the major components of the hospital are organized to allow a panoramic view from all the rooms. The hospital thus asserts itself on a par with the scale of the landscape, but without excessiveness, cultivating intimacy and well-being with effectiveness.

LILO

Epinay-sur-seine, France

LILO

Epinay-sur-seine, France

Auchan / Immochan
36 000 sqm

Today in a state of urban decay, the Epinay-sur-Seine town center is the target of a profound urban renovation program. The reconstruction of the existing shopping center is an opportunity to make it the primary retail heart of the city. The new project segments the shopping center into three clearly defined city blocks and creates two open streets that intersect at a central square. The streets are covered and shaded by a forest of allegorical trees, a memorable and playful image. The trees emerging from the center are the shopping center’s emblem and illustrate the project’s environmental ambitions.

NEW SIDE

La Garenne Colombe, FRANCE

NEW SIDE

La Garenne Colombe, FRANCE

GECINA - 19 000 sqm

GUAN MUSEUM and Exhibition center

Guan, China

GUAN MUSEUM and Exhibition center

Guan, China

China Fortune Land Development Group - 10 000 sqm

This museum project is to be the first completed structure of the future city of Guan. The project aims to explain the layout of the city under construction. It highlights the urban dimension and the ecological and cultural diversity of this new city. Comprised of the thematic exhibition spaces and service offices, the project is organized as a collection of 9 cubes combined to form a single architectural object. Floating atop a large reflecting pool, it is accessible by a bridge, as a "treasure" placed in the middle of the lake.  The buildings image reflected, multiplies its geometric composition. The cubic structure is broken down systematically. Modules of glass and stone, 2m x 2m, are assembled to compose larger 16m x 16m square modules. The facade of the cube entrance is fully glazed like a lantern that lights up the night. The facade becomes increasingly opaque as one moves away from the entrance. The stones are of two colors playing with glass panels to form a pixelated facade, both random and progressively organized. This carefully orchestrated composition of elements of various sizes talks about the complexity and overlapping scales of the city.

R&D center for BOE

Yizhuang, China

R&D center for BOE

Yizhuang, China

BOE Technology Group - 41 200 sqm

Vitry - Ivry

Vitry-sur-Seine, Ivry-sur-Seine, France

Vitry - Ivry

Vitry-sur-Seine, Ivry-sur-Seine, France

SADEV 94 - 230 ha

The freeing up of former industrial sites totaling 230 hectares on the banks of the Rivers Seine and Marne is an opportunity to conceive an environmental urban design at the edge of Paris. The plan for development of the two sites at Vitry and Ivry, which will comprise a total of 2,100,000 sq. m. of buildings, is based on appropriating the rivers, with the creation of landscaped avenues and the development of riverbank. The mix of social and functional aspects, the optimization of energy management and sanitation, and control over traffic and parking will guarantee inhabitants quality of life and of the neighborhoods.

Ural Tower

Ekaterinburg, Russia

Ural Tower

Ekaterinburg, Russia

Ekat City / UGMK - 120 000 sqm

The keystone of the EkatCity project in the heart of Ekaterinburg, the UralTower, at 395 meters, is also one of the tallest buildings in the Russian Federation. Inspired, like the neighboring towers, by the crystallization of minerals – the region’s principal source of wealth, its architectural design makes reference to the Alexandrite stone discovered in Ekaterinburg, which changes color, green or red, with the intensity of the light and will make it the very symbol of the city. With its 65 floors, each with an area of approximately 2,000 sq. m., its earthquake-resistant structure, a mix of steel and concrete, its double-deck elevators and its low-energy-consumption services, the Ural Tower belongs to the new generation of tall buildings, efficient and respectful of the environment.

Initiale Tower

La Défense, France

Initiale Tower

La Défense, France

Tertial - Sari - 39 000 sqm

The renovation of this notable tower, the first built at La Défense by engineer Jean Prouvé and architects De Mailly and Depussé, encompassed both the restoration of the many inventions presented in this architectural precursor and its introduction into the contemporary world via a reformulation of its interior spaces, with light as the principal material. Inside, a universe of light brings the tower into line with contemporary sensibilities, without creating stylistic intrusions on the work of the original architects, luminous ceilings, opalescent walls, dematerialization of opaque surfaces using planes of colored light, etc. In the evening, with the rows of lights set along the border of each floor slab and the central core, like a heart of light, the tower proclaims its renewal and its unique presence among the chorus of towers at La Défense.

Lille Main Stadium

Villeneuve-d’Ascq, France

DR : ELISA / Valode & Pistre architectes / Atelier Ferret Architectures/ Max Lerouge

Lille Main Stadium

Villeneuve-d’Ascq, France

LMCU - ELISA - 74 000 sqm

Both a 50,000-seat stadium and a flexible performance venue, the Grand Stade project in Lille is attractive for the originality of its architecture and its mixed-use program. Enveloped by a translucent shell with rounded angles, the stadium has an immense luminous screen that forms its urban façade. A movable roof consisting of two sliding panels enables the open-air stadium to be converted into an immense covered hall. Another arena, located under the movable playing field, appears as a prolongation of the stands. This arrangement multiplies the types of sports and performances the new facility can host. Associated architect : Atelier Ferret Architectures

Lorient Hospital

Lorient, France

Lorient Hospital

Lorient, France

Centre Hospitalier de Bretagne Sud
65 000 sqm

Like an ocean swell, the long white façade of the new hospital in Lorient unfolds its great undulations to offer patients a panorama of the city center and the Scorff. The concept entails identifying the major functions as separate volumes (wards, operating units, logistical zones) that are organized for functional proximity. The project not only offers reassurance for the patients and efficiency for the staff, but also maximum modularity and the possibility of extension by independent sectors.

Mohammed VI exhibition centre

El Jadida, Morocco

Mohammed VI exhibition centre

El Jadida, Morocco

The Mohammed VI exhibition centre at Al Jadida is a facility with international ambitions whose main activities will be the Grand Salon du Cheval (equestrian fair) and the development of Moroccan equestrianism, one of the nation’s most popular pursuits. The project embraces two key aspects: the highest international standards, and the specific characteristics of the Moroccan context in terms of both culture and climate. The exhibition halls are arranged in a coherent, linear fashion, marking out large logistical areas with visitor circulation areas between them.

Shenzhen Hospital

Shenzhen, China

Shenzhen Hospital

Shenzhen, China

Mairie de Pingshan
98 000 sqm

600 beds general hospital

Eco-neighbourhood

Neuilly-sur-Marne, France

Eco-neighbourhood

Neuilly-sur-Marne, France

Ville de Neuilly-sur-Marne - 115 ha

The eco-district of Neuilly-sur-Marne has been designed around the principles of sustainable urban planning: Implementation of an alternative strategy for managing stormwater through swales containing vegetation and temporary retention areas. Establishing green and blue corridors using the main elements of the existing landscape. Consideration of the heritage, both the built environment and landscape, respecting the typology and size of existing buildings. Respecting the memory of the site by conserving the original compositions of the English and French garden as well as the inhabited tree-lined park. Creating a new hub at the Place Nord through experienced mixed-use and a network of public spaces hosting a variety of urban functions: local businesses, covered market, housing.

Generali Tower

La Défense, France

Generali Tower

La Défense, France

Generali Immobilier Gestion / 100 000 sqm

This 300-meter tower is part of the urban renewal of the La Défense quarter. Its tall, futuristic silhouette constitutes a new signal in the skyline. Sustainability is at the heart of the architectural approach developed for this project. All the components of its construction are involved; the innovative design of the tower’s structure, envelope and equipment are all designed to reduce energy expenditures as much as possible. The tower also makes extensive use of renewable forms of energy. Exterior gardens set into the corners of the tower embellish each floor.

Reliance Industries Headquarters

Mumbai, India

Reliance Industries Headquarters

Mumbai, India

Reliance Industries LTD - 200 000 sqm

Reliance Industries entrusted Valode & Pistre with the conception of the two towers of its corporate headquarters in Bombay, along with its training center and the landscaped campus surrounding it. The architecture of the towers, which takes the form of extruded prisms of glass gradually rising into the sky, expresses the company’s energetic growth. The double façade comprise a diagonal structure whose diamond pattern evokes a traditional Indian motif. The composition of the project, organized according to a set of squares aligned on the cardinal points, takes into account the traditional Indian Vastu rules.

N'Djamena Hospital

N'Djamena, Chad

N'Djamena Hospital

N'Djamena, Chad

FGH
51 000 sqm

A pole of medical excellence for Chad and a model for Africa, the N’Djamena Hospital is the heart of an ambitious and generous health-care project. Based on broad principles already developed by Valode & Pistre – independence of the technical areas from the patient housing which is designed to be hotel-like and panoramic – the project’s design adapts itself to the heavy climatic constraints of heat and sandstorms, as well as to local difficulties with maintenance. A heavy root structure, double façades of terra cotta panels inspired by woven reeds, and natural ventilation through a network of patios with basins, give the architecture its identity. Its vocation is to serve the therapeutic treatment and the wellness of all the hospital’s users.

Daguiliev Quarter

Perm, Russia

Daguiliev Quarter

Perm, Russia

Renova - 1000 ha

The city of Perm, in the Ural region, with its 1.5 billion inhabitants, is built on a plain overlooking the immense River Kama, and is home to Russia’s second most important school of dance. The master plan for the development of city extends over a plain with a total area of 1,000 ha, or 7 million sq. m., on the opposite bank. The new quarter, called Daguiliev, takes its inspiration from the Firebird by Stravinsky, a native of the region. The pattern of the streets, quarters, buildings, parks and gardens seems to follow the folds of the dress worn by a ballerina in that opera, like a pre-existing outline, both a reflection and the presence of the soul of the city – dance.

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Akademia

Ekaterinburg, Russia

Akademia

Ekaterinburg, Russia

Renova Stroy Group - 1 200 ha

With a projected population of 350,000 in 20 years within its 16,000,000 sq. m., the new city of Akademia south of Ekaterinburg, in the Ural region, corresponds to the economic renewal of this region of Russia. Located on a 1,200-hectare plain traversed by the Patrushikha river and bordered by two vast natural forests, the city of Akademia is conceived of as a place of equilibrium between nature and the urban world. The plan of the city is based on alternating canals and reconstituted strips of forest linking the existing forests. In the center, a 20-hectare park – a place for relaxation and socializing – forms the heart of the city, along with the business center, commercial and cultural facilities, and luxury residential towers. The residential quarters are designed to guarantee a mixture of socio-economic levels and varied density in order to provide a great diversity of urban spaces and genuine quality of life. The careful distribution of facilities such as shops and schools facilitates travel on foot or by bicycle. The creation of a rapid-transport system on a dedicated site between the center of Ekaterinburg and the center of Akademia will temper automobile travel.

T1 Tower, GDF Suez Headquarters

La Défense, France

T1 Tower, GDF Suez Headquarters

La Défense, France

Colony Capital - SITQ - Hines - 70 000 sqm

The T1 Tower was conceived as a giant 200 meters high glazed surface, curved to the south and cut by a gradual arc on its north face. This new shape, whose appearance changes depending on the viewer’s vantage point, assures its insertion within its complex urban context. Following the sun’s path, this giant glazed surface, silk-screened to limit thermal loads, rises in the East to culminate in the South and descend in the West. The tower’s geometry provides vast panoramic floor plates at each level. Its design associates quality working conditions and functional efficiency.

Bouygues Telecom Technopole

Meudon, France

Bouygues Telecom Technopole

Meudon, France

Bouygues Immobilier - 57 000 sqm

Located at the edge of the Meudon Forest, the Technopole is at the same time a showcase project, an exemplary site with regards to working conditions, and an environmental project. The arrangement of the buildings, a kind of double “V” that penetrates into the forest, creates a strong relationship with the wooded environment. Their curvilinear silhouettes, gradually rising, evoke a natural relief and culminate on the motorway side to form a signal. The treatment of the façades is adapted to the different orientations – panoramic toward the North in the direction of the forest, diaphragmed to the East and West, and shaded to the South.

Cinetic

Paris 20, France

Cinetic

Paris 20, France

COGEDIM - SOGEPROM - ADIM / 22 000 sqm

A strategic link in the re-qualification of Paris’s Porte des Lilas, the “Cinetic” office building respects the expected symmetry effect and assumes the role of gateway between Paris and the contiguous suburbs. The project presents different, strongly identified façades according to the orientation and the nearby buildings – in particular the Northwest façade on the Avenue de la Porte des Lilas, which stands out for its innovative, irregular folded patterns. The folds oriented to the north on the suburban side are in clear glass, and those facing west on the Paris side are in silk-screened glass, serving as the medium for a work by the artist Elisabeth Ballet, representing a close-up of a chestnut tree and its branches.

l'Estuaire Hospital

Le Havre, France

l'Estuaire Hospital

Le Havre, France

Générale de Santé
35 000 sqm

The pilot project of Générale de Santé in Le Havre, the L’Estuaire Private Hospital lays the foundations of a new hospital typology, one that distinguishes between canonical medical architecture and patient accommodation. It is an efficient, technical, modular and adjustable medical facility paired with accommodation having all the comforts of a hotel. Serving as the starting point for a new city quarter, the project draws its architectural material from climatic data and local references. Wide, curving façades recall the deck palisades of ocean liners; the building’s basement is made of bricks from the region; patios planted with gardens afford protection from the wind. In the interior, vast naturally lit halls add to the patients’ feeling of well-being and to the quality of relations with the caregivers.

OKABE

Le Kremlin Bicêtre, France

OKABE

Le Kremlin Bicêtre, France

Altarea
72 000 m2

Le centre commercial Okabe, aux portes de Paris, regroupe hypermarché, galerie commerciale et bureaux et constitue l’élément fort de restructuration urbaine de ce quartier du Kremlin Bicêtre. Jalon architectural sur l’avenue menant à la porte d’Italie, il forme une nouvelle place en vis-à-vis de la médiathèque ainsi que des jardins terrasses. La structure arborescente des façades émergeant des alignements d’arbres de l’avenue de Fontainebleau, les grandes verrières plissées du mail proposent une identité forte qui exprime à la fois le bien-être et le foisonnement entre commerces, culture et bureaux.

Zhang Jia Kou

Zhang Jia Kou, China

Zhang Jia Kou

Zhang Jia Kou, China

Fangxin group - 55 ha

The project to rebuild this district near the Great Wall of China began with in-depth analysis of the architectural heritage. Aside from the magnificent gate of the fortified city, temples, a small fort and houses were identified for restoration. The historic outline of the city guided the new organization of the public spaces. Despite the increase in density, the height of the buildings was modulated so as to give the buildings bordering the streets a scale closer to the traditional architecture of Chinese cities. Instead of the tabula rasa approach so often used, the Zhang Jia Kou New Town resolutely allies tradition and modernity.

Da Gennin Tower

Ekaterinburg, Russia

Da Gennin Tower

Ekaterinburg, Russia

Ekat City - UGMK - 82 000 sqm

The Gennin Tower, named for one of the founders of Ekaterinburg, is a key element of the Ekat-City project. Its architectural design, inspired by the crystallization of minerals – the source of the region’s wealth – evokes pyrite, still being mined today. Its gold-colored façade, set with large blocks in an asymmetrical geometry, gives the tower the silhouette of a giant block of pyrite. Like the other towers of EkatCity, its connection to the network of footbridges and circulation areas in the lower levels, as well as its technical and operational performance, make it a tower of the new generation. Another “jewel in the crown” of the new Ekaterinburg, the Gennin Tower, with its 50 stories, will also be one of the tallest towers in modern Russia.

French National Assembly

Paris 7, France

French National Assembly

Paris 7, France

Mission de Supervision de la Rénovation Immobilière - 25 000 sqm

The restoration of 101 rue de l’Université, "JACQUES CHABAN - DELMAS" buildings, and of the 32 rue Saint Dominique, made necessary by the natural ageing of the buildings, the evolution and the appearance of new functionalities, was the occasion to propose a unifying project uniting by a shared reception and hall the two buildings and their various functional entities.

Regency Hyatt Hotel

Ekaterinburg, Russia

Regency Hyatt Hotel

Ekaterinburg, Russia

BBI/UGMK - 35 000 sqm

The construction of a luxury hotel is the first built project of the vast Ekat City project in Ekaterinburg. The site is exceptional; the hotel is luxurious, and its design and construction are French… Standing alongside the Iset River, the facility aligns with the axis of the cathedral.  The building adopts lightness in its enveloping, protective shape. The slim, crystalline 80-meter tower offers a panorama of its surrounding environment.  On the city side, a series of technological filters marrying stone, copper and glass produces a subdued atmosphere for fluid, airy interior circulation.  On the river side, a glass shield with an outward-curving profile provides the 300 rooms with total visibility of the river and the horizon beyond. Here, luxury lies in the magnified relation to the immensity of nature and to Russian culture.

Graving Docks

Glasgow, scotland

Graving Docks

Glasgow, scotland

CITY CANAL LIMITED - 8 ha

The block plan for the rebuilding of the Graving Docks in Glasgow is organized around the restoration of the central dock. The other two docks will be filled in and built upon. Unused for more than 20 years, the 8 hectare site will include a hotel, a shopping and leisure center, a residential zone and offices. The buildings adopt the silhouette of ship’s hulls, with their prows pointed at the river, seeming to integrate themselves into the place. With the other facilities already built or planned in the area, the Graving Docks project will constitute a center of activity on the river’s banks.

Rodez Hospital

Rodez, France

Rodez Hospital

Rodez, France

Centre Hospitalier de Rodez - 49 000 sqm

Built to serve an entire region, the Rodez Hospital houses all of the different units. Structured by a double-cross plan, the building rises from a pedestal of red sandstone. The wings house clinic services and in-patient wards, while the main body of the building houses common services, with the vertical circulation cores are at the crossings. The technical level, served by a logistical platform on the floor below, constitutes the hospital’s underpinning. Natural light penetrates into all areas, including into the basement floors, into which numerous patios open. The care and attention given the patients’ accommodations, on the one hand, and the working environment of the medical personnel are the twofold challenge the hospital meets.

Holiday Inn Hotel

Clichy, France

Holiday Inn Hotel

Clichy, France

COGEDIM - 12 400 sqm

Wrapped in a horizontal band, the new Holiday Inn Hotel in Clichy is a technological designer object which both affirms the brand’s identity and smoothes the contours of the city. In a front-line position on the Paris beltway, it seems to turn its back on environmental nuisances in a protective gesture. Its streamlined volume creates a bright and peaceful entryway into the city. The wide bay windows opening onto the salons and restaurant at ground level create a relationship with the street outside. The shift in the sequence of windows in the façade revitalizes the composition and underlines the singular expression of the rounded corner, treated as a diaphragm. The high-definition façade is broken down into two tones, with ochre terra cotta panels that recall the local brick and metal festoons accenting the levels. Thus the building meets the requirements both of hotel operation and urban integration, while offering its own specific architectural identity.

L'Oréal laboratories

Chevilly-Larue, France

L'Oréal laboratories

Chevilly-Larue, France

L’Oréal
9 500 sqm

Located at the historic site occupied by Lancôme perfumes, the research center is part of the Chevilly-Larue campus. Designed like a machine, it is built on a square plan with the research spaces in the middle and the researchers’ offices on the façade, housed in cantilevered volumes. In these “nests” in the sky, the scientists are at home, freed of daily cares and able to concentrate fully on their work, following a principle of domestic intimacy. The alternate play of the louvers during the day and the lighting at night complement the animation of these façades, whose interactive nature gives evidence of the activity within.

CENTRE OF BIOTECHNOLOGY BIOPARK

Paris 13 - France

CENTRE OF BIOTECHNOLOGY BIOPARK

Paris 13 - France

SAGI / 35 000 sqm

The industrial hotel of the Austerlitz development zone with its architecture dating from the 1980s has found a new destiny as a biotechnologies center. The structure of this imposing building, an example of its era, remains unchanged. The work done re-frames, redistributes, and redefines the ensemble to better integrate it into the city and link it to the new university quarter built on the bank of the Seine. The architectural volumes have been sectioned to make way for a new traffic pattern leading to a central square. The once austere inner core has become a green space with terraced façades, covered with a generous undulating pergola where roses, bellflowers, acanthus and clematis grow. This green cascade protects the offices from the sun and spills over into the square.

Las Mercedes Business Park

Madrid, Spain

Las Mercedes Business Park

Madrid, Spain

Nexity España/Standard Life - 78 500 sqm

This new business and office center near the airport is designed to be a vast urban campus – urban in its island structure, where the modular buildings are aligned along peripheral streets; a campus because of the vast central park at its heart. The entrance groups together all the common services in an entry pavilion spanned by a pergola linking the different buildings. The central garden affords protection from the nuisances of the major arteries as its vegetation is arranged in stepped terraces. Below it, restaurants open onto a basin which, together with the trees, provides coolness and tranquility.

Opus 12 Tower

La Défense, France

Opus 12 Tower

La Défense, France

AXA - COGEDIM - 36 000 sqm

On the southern side of the Esplanade, in the part of La Défense undergoing renewal, the Opus 12 Tower has been revamped and stands out with its new appearance. In place of the corncob-shaped columns that marked its façades is a lighter, more panoramic load-bearing structure. The resulting gain in floor area has enlarged the work spaces. The technical facilities have been adapted to today’s needs. Enveloped in a double skin of clear and opalescent glass, it takes on new meaning. The vast, high lobby opens resolutely on to the Esplanade and into the tower’s infrastructure, revealing its anchoring.

Havas Advertising Headquarters

Suresnes, France

Havas Advertising Headquarters

Suresnes, France

HINES - 22 800 sqm

Located on the banks of the Seine River, the building respectfully harmonizes with the former Coty perfume plant, a fine example of the architecture of the 1930’s. In a dialogue between two architectures, the task was to designate, to reveal. Behind the smaller-scaled brick building is a first glass screen, like a backdrop, and then the other buildings. The contemporary architecture asserts itself, but without imposing its presence. Parallel to the Seine, three wings intersect with brick volumes that prolong the former factory, and form an alternating sequence of buildings and gardens. Brick, the preserved building’s characteristic, appears in variations – transversal façades bases, fine lines embedded in the glass –, making for a unified and contemporary reading of the architectural ensemble.

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VIPARIS HALL 5

Paris 15, France

VIPARIS HALL 5

Paris 15, France

VIParis - Unibail - 22 800 sqm

Located in the Parc d’Expositions de la Porte de Versailles, the building asserts its presence in the city as an urban exhibition hall. To accommodate the sloping site, two halls were superimposed, with 70-meter-wide floor spans and total flexibility of use. On the city side, the façade, constructed of large aluminum-clad panels and glazed curtain walls, is placed on a solid base made up of layers of polished concrete. The roof forms a vast undulating form on the scale of the site itself, with seven large curvilinear canopies advancing toward the boulevard. On the esplanade in front of the hall, the main façade, visible from far off, is made up of a louvered exterior screen wall that serves as a support for lighting and giant advertising panels, behind which is a transparent curtain wall giving onto the superimposed halls. Monumental stairways and escalators are organized symmetrically in the space between them, forming a pronaos, leading to a belvedere with a unique view of Paris.

Crystal Park

Neuilly-sur-Seine, France

Crystal Park

Neuilly-sur-Seine, France

General Continental Investment
46 000 sqm

This was originally a large group of buildings dating from the early 1960s, set in an exceptionally fine park wooded. Simplification of the structure, the addition of new volumes, reorganization of the vertical and horizontal circulations, renovation of the façades, and new interior fittings provide communication, flexibility, divisibility and a quality of working conditions that correspond to the most contemporary requirements regarding office spaces. The new façade, with its airy glazed partitions, provides a feeling of transparency and modernity which echoes and prolongs the original architectural options of the 1960s.

Transpac

Paris 13, France

Transpac

Paris 13, France

Meunier Promotion / 19 000 sqm

Located at the intersection between Paris's new Seine Rive Gauche quarter and older, preserved areas, the building follows the shape of the complex site. Along the Avenue de France, a long glass wall, sober and contemporary, reflects the curved shape of the lot. With its curved glass prow and glazed footbridges, the building at times allows the viewer to see completely through it. Facing the older Paris buildings, the scale and materials of the façades provide a subtle transition between two types of construction and between two eras. At once contextual and contemporary, the building prolongs and connects the historic areas and the new quarter.

Cap Gemini University

Gouvieux, France

Cap Gemini University

Gouvieux, France

Cap Gemini - 23 000 sqm

Cap Gemini Ernst & Young University is a place of corporate identity where a company’s cohesion can take root. The site, near Chantilly, comprises an immense park dating from the 18th century and a château built by the Rothschild family. The park has been returned to its original boundaries and the château has been restored to its original grandeur.  The new campus, with its brick-and-stone buildings and concentric copper disks, is inscribed in a half-circle, centered on the main axis of the château. The shape unifies; the materials engage in dialogue. The campus and the château resonate together. The principal figure borrows as much from the orangerie as it does from the ancient cloister. The semi-circular space, closed by the façade of the château, recreates a serene setting, freed from the contingencies of the outside world – a place for concentration and intellectual effervescence. From the eclectic château to the resolutely contemporary campus, the quality and permanence of the architecture echo the exellence and long life the company aspires to.

Bercy Village

Paris 12, France

Bercy Village

Paris 12, France

ALTAREA
30 000m²

The former wine warehouse buildings of Paris, with their rough stone walls and sloped roofs of flat brown tiles, are aligned perpendicular to the Seine River. Boutiques, bars and restaurants now give the place new life. On either side of the restored warehouse buildings, new ones have been built as an extension of the existing ones. Long pleated zinc roofs echo their rythm and geometry on a larger scale. The structures are metal with stone fill, glazing, or wood weatherboarding. From the small warehouse buildings of the early 20th century to the new shops, Bercy Village takes into account time and place in a quest for authenticity.

Air France Headquarters and Cité PN

Roissy, France

Air France Headquarters and Cité PN

Roissy, France

Air France / 100 000 sqm

Facing the runways, visible from the boarding lounges at Roissy 2 Airport, the company headquarters of Air France and the Cité PN stress dynamism and permanence. The long white façade, rising incrementally as the floors rise, creates a tension like that of takeoff, establishing a relation with the airplanes. Set on a trapezoidal lot, the project extends to the point of occupying the site in its entirety without seeming to. The different buildings that make it up are organized around gardens. From the square in front, the eye passes through three successive glazed-in volumes, glass towers whose transparency reveals the full depth of the site. The layout of the buildings is precise and evolving, with each new element articulated with the preceding one and modulated to suit the site. It is above all an urban layout, whose variations of scale and height establish a vaster world around the individual. The company headquarters of Air France is a building of impressive reach. It is an architectural response to a set of complex questions, borrowing from various fields – working lifestyle, the brand image of a prestigious airline, the constraints of a site subject to high noise levels; but also a poetic evocation of the ballet performed by the airplanes, ceaselessly landing and taking off.

Bretonneau Hospital

Paris 18, France

Bretonneau Hospital

Paris 18, France

Assistance Publique Hôpitaux de Paris
17 500 sqm

At the foot of the hill of Montmartre, the Bretonneau Geriatric Hospital extends out from the buildings of the original hospital. The new buildings are organized in a strict matrix, a network of built spaces articulated by quiet gardens. From one century to the other, the architectures echo each other. In a new concept, the Bretonneau Geriatric Hospital brings elderly persons to live in Paris, in an urban place that is respectful of their intimacy. An interior street runs through it, bringing together meeting spaces. The hospitalization units are organized in the form of houses, with some fifteen persons living in each. The forms, the materials and the fittings reconstitute a domestic universe, essential for patients to feel at home.

Valeo Generic Factories

Mexico, Czech Republic, Morocco, Hungary, Poland, China

Valeo Generic Factories

Mexico, Czech Republic, Morocco, Hungary, Poland, China

Valeo
10 000 à 23 000 sqm

A diversity of places, activities, companies… Around the world, Valeo has built numerous plants using the Valode & Pistre “generic factory” design guide. A strategic reflection on each project, it includes the definition of the elements that make it up, their relative positioning and their reciprocal relations with a concern for flexibility, extensibility, quality working conditions, architectural identity and respect for the environment. From the cross-referencing of these parameters comes the particular pertinence of a solution adapted to each situation – in Bouznika in Morocco, Veszprem in Hungary, San Luis Potosi in Mexico, Skawina in Poland, or Wuhan in China. On the basis of this industrial and architectural approach, Valode & Pistre have already built twelve plants for the Valeo group.

Ciné Cité Strasbourg

Strasbourg, France

Ciné Cité Strasbourg

Strasbourg, France

UGC - 17 000 sqm

Between the Austerlitz basin and the RN 4 highway, the UGC Ciné Cité is the first building in a new quarter of Strasbourg. On one side is the traffic headed for Germany; on the other are the still waters, the embankment, and the pedestrians. The site stands out for this duality; the architecture is founded on this ambivalence. In the interior is an immense lighted entry hall, followed by “streets” on two levels. The ambiance darkens gradually to reach the total darkness of the cinemas’. At each end, the Ove and UGC Max rooms balance one another. Covered in green copper, they contribute to this urban landmark.

Ciné Cité Bercy

Paris 12, France

Ciné Cité Bercy

Paris 12, France

UGC - 12 000 sqm

The UGC Ciné Cité is situated at the heart of a new quarter. The building rises on the banks of the SeineRiver, prolonging the central axis of the renovated former wine warehouses of Bercy. The cinemas, clearly identifiable copper volumes, are on three levels. Channeled in from the lobby, spectators take stairs and escalators to the desired level. The auditoriums and projection booths are connected by large cones, embodying the beam of light that projects the image onto the screen. The spectators access the cinemas from above and exit below, thus avoiding cross floor.

VIPARIS HALL 4

Paris 15, France

VIPARIS HALL 4

Paris 15, France

VIParis - Unibail - 20 000 sqm

Expo Hall 4 is the first stage in the vast plan to restructure the Parc des Expositions at the Porte de Versailles Paris Expo site. It is designed to be a facility of exceptional dimensions: 250 m long by 84 m wide, with a clear interior height of 10.50 m. Technical spaces in the ceilings – like those in a theater – as well as in the basements make the various networks available throughout the building, providing for total flexibility of use. Giant beams span the 84-meter width of the building, freeing the space of supporting columns. The entrances to the hall are signaled and magnified by the immense lever arms that hold the beams in tension. Associated with linear sky lighting, they mark the east-west axis and provide orientation and visual ease within the interior volume, for exhibitors as well as for the public. Bordering on the Boulevard Périphérique (Paris beltway), the building is becoming the emblem of VIP Paris.

Ciné Cité Rosny

Rosny, France

Ciné Cité Rosny

Rosny, France

UGC - 7 000 sqm

Johnson & Johnson Headquarters

Issy-les-Moulineaux, France

Johnson & Johnson Headquarters

Issy-les-Moulineaux, France

Bouygues Immobilier - 19 000 sqm

The French headquarters of Johnson & Johnson is inserted into the regular pattern of streets, presenting its subtle angle to the cityscape with façades that are both restrained and of high quality. It is urban architecture as much as it is the creation of a universe – that of Johnson & Johnson, where people move about, communicate, and work; a specific universe, a world unto itself. Two long parallel buildings face each other, revealing a warm and welcoming space in the area between – a central garden, a long glazed-in gallery opening onto the common spaces, and connecting towers and footbridges between the two buildings.

Renault La Ruche Technocentre

Guyancourt, France

Renault La Ruche Technocentre

Guyancourt, France

Renault / 230 000 sqm

A point of formal and functional convergence, La Ruche (“The Hive”) houses the workshops and research offices of the Renault Technocentre. It is the place where Renault vehicles are created, from fundamental and applied research to prototypes. Its complex functioning, characterized by an extreme need for communication, depends on its crisscrossing network of buildings organized around planted courtyards. In the center are three wide atriums, covered with an immense glazed roof supported by wood arches, forming the central core of information and meetings for the entire Technocentre. The stone and wood, allied with the glass and metal façades, underline the project’s twofold dimension: the scale of the individual and the scale of the industrial group.

Léonard de Vinci University

Courbevoie, France

Léonard de Vinci University

Courbevoie, France

Conseil Général des Hauts de Seine - 55 000 sqm

In the context of the La Défense business quarter, the Leonardo da Vinci University Center asserts is singularity, both intellectual and cultural. In front of a long grey rectilinear building stand three elegant freestanding forms, like sculptures in front of their cymatium, archetypal shapes playing against the background. The colors and materials accentuate the sculptural effect – the two prism forms, one set within the other, are of brown granite; the hollowed cube is clad in green marbled granite and the “prow,” an inverted cone, is of white marble. This play of forms corresponds to a clear functional organization: In the “backdrop” building are the teaching facilities, flexible and upgradable, and in the three freestanding edifices are the laboratories, administrative offices, and library. Between them runs a dense, animated, well-lit interior street. Along it are the community facilities – cafeteria, coffee bar, gymnasiums – where there are many opportunities for encounters between students and professors.

Lyon DRAC

Lyon, France

Lyon DRAC

Lyon, France

Direction régionale des affaires culturelles - 10 000 sqm

The Grenier d’Abondance was built under Louis XIV for storing grain; in 1993 it became the Direction Régionale des Affaires Culturelles (Regional Cultural Affairs Department). Inside is an extraordinary interior space: On three levels are immense rooms supported by three rows of groined arches and accessed by a central monumental stairway. Onto the essentially curvilinear structure of the arches, columns and capitals, an orthogonal structure has now been superimposed, made up of planes, ceilings and floors. Once a place for storage, the Grenier d’Abondance now houses, with the integrity of its original structure preserved, a contemporary architecture suited to work place. It is one approach to authenticity: Classical architecture and contemporary expression interlace and emphasize each other in a dialogue that spans time.

L'Oréal Factory

Aulnay-sous-bois, France

L'Oréal Factory

Aulnay-sous-bois, France

L’ORéAL
33 000 sqm

The factory in Aulnay-sous-Bois meets a twofold requirement – that of a production facility turned towards a new industrial practice, and that of a showcase visited by thousands. Between suburban tract housing and industrial buildings, a flower has bloomed in Aulnay. A white corolla with a green centre, it spreads forth its three petals in ample undulation. It is an alliance of poetry and geometry, a complex torus figure enclosing an interior world, a perfumed garden. Each petal corresponds to a production unit. They are free spaces where light floods in. The undulation of the roof differentiates the packing zone (on the garden), the preparation zone, and the manufacturing zone (under the highest part of the roof). The three units are independent; a footbridge crosses them, overlooking the workshops and out towards the interior garden. An expression of the values of beauty and elegance that characterize L’Oréal’s activity, the Aulnay-sous-Bois factory is summed up in the gracefulness of its roof. The architecture turns geometry into the poetic expression of a workplace. This project was awarded the Equerre d’Argent prize.

Shell Headquarters

Rueil Malmaison, France

Shell Headquarters

Rueil Malmaison, France

Shell France - 35 000 sqm

As the Shell France Corporate Headquarters was moving from Paris to Rueil, the task was to define a new place, to build a site as much as construct an edifice, and to provide space and gardens for a new quality of life. Fragmentation and articulation of volumes make each entity legible. The rigorous, functional composition is paralleled by a sensitive, poetic one – pathways along the river, views of the gardens, the movement of water from fountain to basin and then into the river. Facing the Seine below, the buildings rise as they move away, each time revealing a view of the river and its opposite bank.

CAPC

Bordeaux, France

CAPC

Bordeaux, France

Ville de Bordeaux
15 000 sqm

The Bordeaux Contemporary Art Museum offers a combined reflection on contemporary museography and the restoration of an exceptional building, the Entrepôt. Built in 1824 on the banks of the Garonne, the Entrepôt was used to store spices, chocolate and vanilla. Its rigorous design, ingenious construction system, and the beauty of its masterful geometry make of it an architecture of light  and mass.  The adaptive-reuse project is committed to the comprehension of and deep respect for this architecture of golden limestone and warm brick. The play of horizontal and vertical planes captures a portion of space while at the same time revealing the space that contains them. A white wall sometimes fills in an arch, sometimes partially masks it, prompting the visitor to reconstruct it mentally and thus inciting a new way of looking at it. Here one architecture is held within and holds another in this contemporary intervention, both architectures, old and new are restored and the comprehension of each is clear. 

Clarins Headquarters Interior Design

Neuilly-sur-Seine, France

Clarins Headquarters Interior Design

Neuilly-sur-Seine, France

Bouygues Immobilier - 11 000 sqm

Incity Tower Interior design

Lyon, France

Incity Tower Interior design

Lyon, France

Sogelym/Dixence - 40 000 sqm

Regency Hyatt Ekaterinburg Interior design

Ekaterinburg, Russia

Regency Hyatt Ekaterinburg Interior design

Ekaterinburg, Russia

BBI/UGMK - 35 000 sqm

The interior concept of the Hyatt hotel is a contemporary transposition of emblematic Russian themes. The themes take the form of beautiful images – the forest, the grandiose celebrations the Russians have a genius for organizing, the warmth of the isbas, the refinement of the 18th-century houses, the visionary creativity of Suprematism, the crystals of the Ural, the mist on frozen lakes, the golden light of the icons. In addition to creating a pleasant place to stay, Valode & Pistre ambition for this hotel is for it provide clients, beyond the quality reception associated with Hyatt establishments, a true feeling that they will discover the Russian soul, powerful and cultivated, savage and warm.

French National Assembly Interior Design

Paris 7, France

French National Assembly Interior Design

Paris 7, France

Mission de Supervision de la Rénovation Immobilière - 25 000 sqm

The renovation of the buildings on the Rue de l’Université and Rue Saint-Dominique was an opportunity to propose an ensemble uniting the two buildings and their various functional entities with an entry hall and interior accesses. A new impetus was given by : opening the gardens onto the reception spaces and bringing light into the core of the building. In this spirit, the tone of the interior ambiances is set by the luminosity of the wall and floor coverings : silk-screened glass for the elevator halls, light tones of European oak for the walls and white granite for the floors.

Multiplex in Middle East

Kuwait - Qatar

Multiplex in Middle East

Kuwait - Qatar

Tamdeen Group

For the Tamdeen Group’s multiplex cinema projects in Kuwait and Qatar, Valode & Pistre created an architectural line that is immediately identifiable, a concept that adapts to the context of each project while maintaining a strong, instantly recognizable image. A black interior envelope, a pure and radical ambiance, contrasts with the multicolored universe of the shopping centers in which the cinemas are located. It is a black and white universe, set off by large projection cones, clad in chrome or gold leaf. Each cinema has a signature in the form of a unique  “light sculpture”. 

Cinetic

Paris 20, France

Cinetic

Paris 20, France

Work by artist Elisabeth Ballet for the Cinetic office building facade representing a chestnut tree boughs

Air France Headquarters

Roissy, France

Air France Headquarters

Roissy, France

Work by Soto for the Air France headquarters

Bretonneau Hospital

Paris, France

Bretonneau Hospital

Paris, France

Assistance publique - Hôpitaux de Paris

Work by Pierre Buraglio for the Bretonneau Hospital oratorio

Leonardo da Vinci University

La Défense, France

Jean-Charles Blais, Pole Universitaire, Paris

Leonardo da Vinci University

La Défense, France

Conseil Général des Hauts de Seine / 55 000 sqm

Works by Jean-Charles Blais, Bernard Quesniaux and Aki Kuroda for the Leonardo da Vinci University

Botzaris school

Paris 19, France

Botzaris school

Paris 19, France

Fresco paintings by Speedy Graphito for the Botzaris school