Aventis_vue géné Seine
2000 • Sanofi-Aventis Headquarters
42-50 quai de la Rapée, Paris XII district
  • The office building is made of two parts laid out at right angle. The main edifice, truly transparent glass screen doubled by a three-dimensional metallic "hairnet", faces the Seine river and sets itself up to the city scale. Its unseen before texture prevents conventional reading of windows and levels and entirely opens the offices toward the bustling metropolis.
  • The second edifice, huge block covered by large white marble slabs, is anchored at a 90° angle in respect of the river.
  • Between both, a fault shelters all the way up panoramic elevators and connecting footbridges, thus opening the block inner core to sunlight and signals the main building's entrance.

Program: high-rise building (14 stories), offices: 28,500 sq.m., company restaurant 320 seats, executive restaurant, Fitness, 150-seat conference room, 340-space Parking • Built area: 35,300 sq.m. • Schedule: start of studies January 2001 • Delivery: August 2000 •
Duration of works: 15 months
Developer/Contracting authority: Sofracim / Eiffage Immobilier • Architects: Jean-Pierre Buffi & Marianne Buffi with F.Egreteau and B.Lenormand • Associate architect: L.Sekulic • Interior Design: J. Trindade • Building contractor: Fougerolle

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