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Category: Offices

Bureau 100: A New Office / by NFOE et associés architectes

NFOE et associés architectes, founded in 1912, recently moved its offices into Old Montreal. The building, the first skyscraper in Montreal – better known as the New York Life Building (1887–89) – stands out from its surroundings for its exuberant cladding of Scottish red sandstone and red granite from the Thousand Islands. NFOE’s Bureau 100 facing the historic Place d’Armes square, is thus integrated with an environment that evokes the history of the firm founded by Ernest I. Barott (as Barott, Blackader & Webster) in 1912.

Bureau 100: A New Office / by NFOE et associés architectes

Situated in the heart of the city, Bureau 100 is surrounded by several large projects associated with Barott, including the majestic Aldred Building (designed by Barott in 1929 and regarded by many as his most accomplished work), the modernist highrise for the Bank of Montreal’s head office (designed by Barott’s firm and inaugurated in 1960), the Royal Trust Building (designed by the American firm McKin, Mead & White, with the participation of Barott, in 1912), and the National Bank of Canada Building (a 1965 project for which Barott acted as consulting architect for the firm David, Barott and Boulva of which his son, Peter T. M. Barott, was one of the founders). [Reference: www.vieux.montreal.qc.ca]
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The “Avenue De France” Administrative Building / by group8

a complex site
The “Avenue de France” administrative building is sat on a site which imposes several constraints. It was built on a site bordering the CFF (national) railway lines, limited on its northern end by the Avenue de France and adjacent to a pre-existing building. The site’s topography also imposes varying conditions namely: the railway tracks to be found at the lowest point, the level of the access to the underground parking, the level of the Avenue de France over-passing the railway and the general level of the existing adjacent buildings. It is worth noting that before construction of the building the site had long been considered as ‘unsuitable’ for development.
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Financial And Commercial Department Of Voestalpine Stahl Gmbh / by Dietmar Feichtinger Architectes

The Voest steelworks in Linz has erected its new, representative sales and finances head office around an extensive open area. The urban planning concept and the design of the buildings on the square were carried out by Austria’s most important architect living abroad, following a competition between several top-rank designers.
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Green Climate Fund Headquarters, Bonn / by LAVA

Green Climate Fund Headquarters, Bonn / by LAVA

The Federal Republic of Germany chose the multinational firm Laboratory for Visionary Architecture [LAVA] as the designers for their bid to host the Secretariat of the Green Climate Fund [GCF] in Bonn. LAVA’s design for the headquarters of the GCF is ‘an ecological model project’ and demonstrates their motto: ‘green is the new black’. The vision for international climate protection will be realised in the building design itself, with innovative solutions such as:

• Facades are articulated according to building orientation
• Surfaces integrate various means of regenerative energy production
• Photo-voltaics and bioreactors demonstrate the application of the latest technologies
• The building responds to the site to maximize the experience of its natural qualities
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Corporate Offices of Quant Service, Houston Texas / by ART Arquitectos

The project for the corporate offices of Quant Services, done by ART Arquitectos /ART a & id LLC, is located at the Williams Tower in the Gallerie area in Houston, Texas. The corporate offices were divided in 4 different floors as the space needed for the companie was 9,000 sq m. On the 26 floor the reception and administrative services were located, on the 27 and 28 floors are operative and the 29 floor is for direction.
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BASF Corporate Offices in Mexico City / by SPACE

BASF Corporate Offices in Mexico City / by SPACE

The BASF corporate building is situated in Insurgentes Avenue, one of the most famous avenue in Mexico City.

The ground floor is of 1,315.0 m2 and each standard floor of approximately 942.0 m2. The shape has three differently-oriented squares brought together by a central core.

BASF’s corporate office project consists of the ground floor and 6 levels, the second floor will be for leasing and the first floor will be developed in the future. The design program for the other floors includes spaces such as a lobby, open and private offices, meeting rooms, a dining room, rooms for informal or casual meetings, an auditorium, support areas and sites. A requirement of the client was to achieve LEED certification, so the design must had to incorporate maximum parameters of energy efficiency and sustainability.
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Police Station, Mestia / by J. MAYER H. Architects

Police Station, Mestia / by J. MAYER H. Architects

Completion of Construction

The project is situated in the heart of the old town of Mestia, next to the newly built city-hall. Its towerlike shape pays homage to the medieval stone towers which are traditional to Mestia’s mountainside region. The façade is comprised of prefabricated textured concrete and large openings which offer a maximum of transparency.
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Centre Technique Municipal – La Grande Motte / by NB Architectes

CENTRE TECHNIQUE MUNICIPAL - LA GRANDE MOTTE / BY NB ARCHITECTES

© Paul Kozlowski

La Grande Motte city, situated at the edge of the Mediterranean Sea, benefits from a soft and moderate climate. The project of construction of new offices for the technical services of the city of La Grande Motte takes place in a very widely afforested ground. It is a remarkable environment, thanks to the natural elements that surrounds it. So the project testifies of a profound respect for present natural elements while offering a new determinedly contemporary image. The landscape and architectural project presents a strong unity, stemming from the qualities of the place, in order to compose spaces where the environmental quality will be a vector of development.
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