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Right at Paris’ doorstep, the Evergreen Campus hosts the Crédit Agricole’s head office. Multiple corporate entities share this space; the entire campus revolves around a central park that acts as its green lung.
The reception pavilion spans on 600 m2 and two levels. A familiar landmark for those who work on the campus, it also helps visitors find their way more easily. This architectural structure opens the campus to the city and is in line with the site’s environmental vocation. Nine bending radiuses were necessary for the metallic exterior’s complex design:
- The “comma”, that protects the personnel’s entries with its porch;
- The pavilion in itself, mostly glassed, by which visitors enter the site at street level and can access the campus at the first level inside.
The building manages to cohesively blend its contemporary design to create a welcoming atmosphere in a fully functional environment.
At street level visitors are welcomed under an awe-inspiring vaulted arch lit by colored LED lines showcasing different lighting patterns. At campus level a space that is largely open to the park can be used to host temporary exhibitions. It is also able to receive an audience, as was asked by the Montrouge municipality. The building’s clear and bright tones express its modern and rigorous craft.
The pavilion renews the site’s image, becomes the Evergreen campus’ store window and expresses the Crédit Agricole’s values of innovation and efficiency by displaying its architectural boldness.
Arte Charpentier led the architecture, interior design and landscaping missions on the project.
About the agency
With more than 100 staff in the world, Arte Charpentier is an international architecture firm based
in Paris. It maintains offices in Lyon and Shanghai. Arte Charpentier has also developed strong
in-house competences in architecture, urban planning, landscape, interior design and site
management with its 22 associates.
In the third trimester, 2015, in addition to the EOLE building (67,000 m²) and the Evergreen Campus’ reception pavilion, the firm developed two hotels: an Ibis Styles of 308 rooms and a Pullman of 305 rooms in Roissypôle for the Accor goup (25,090 M², architect / landscape architect), as well as the Les Saisons mall in Meaux (70,300 m², architect of record / interior designer / landscape architect).
Recently the agency has delivered the Gendarmerie Nationale’s headquarters in Issy-les-Moulineaux,
the Innovation House in Dijon, the Taiyuan opera in China as well as commerce and housing programs in Vannes, Bourges, Nantes, Villeurbanne, Asnière-sur-Seine, Béthune, etc. and tertiary buildings in the Parisian region. It has also worked on the European Spatial Agency’s headquarter project in paris, the Véolia Environnement campus in Lyon, the LVMH R&D center in Orléans, two hotels in Tours (in progress) and a mixed-use mall and office complex in Sétif, Algeria.
In regards to urban planning, Arte Charpentier Architectes has directed the study for the planning project of the Algiers bay and participated to the Axe Seine project for the Great Paris plan. After a study mission for the urban reconfiguration of Algiers, the agency now works for the SEMABA (the urban planning society of Bagneux) as an urban planning architect coordinating the joint development zone of the Victor Hugo neighborhood, integrating a new centralization around the extension of the metro line 4 and the upcoming inauguration of the Great Paris line 15. The municipality of Bagneux has even renewed its trust in Arte Charpentier by giving it another mission concerning the project supervision of the joint development zone’s public spaces.
- Project manager/Promoter: Crédit Agricole Immobilier Entreprise
- Investor: Crédit Agricole SA
- User: Crédit Agricole Corporate & Investment Bank (Crédit Agricole CIB)
- Architect of Record: Arte Charpentier Architectes (Jérôme Le Gall, Antonio Frausto, Fernando Castro, Luc Jouy)
- Interior designer: Arte Charpentier Architectes (Stéphane Quigna, Aurèle Duhart)
- Engineering and design department:
Heating, ventilation and air conditioning, plumbing, catering, roads and networks, ASC : Setec Bâtiment
Electrical Engineering: Square
Assistant Project Manager on Environmental and energy issues: Green Affair
Structure: Terrell International
Acoustics: Lamoureux Acoustique
Independent Auditor: Socotec
Health and Safety Officer: Socotec
Metallic structure: Alucobond
- Contract Management: Groupement SETEC Bâtiment (mandated) and Builders & Partners
- Illustration: A. Zuga SARL
- Title: Reception Pavilion
- Address: Campus Evergreen, 77 à 83 Rue Gabriel Péri
- Postal code: 92545
- City: Montrouge
- Delivery date: 2015