Project Astra Headquarters - Rueil

To crate, for the French branch of a Swedish Group, a dedicated workplace encompassing the specific company's culture which is the predominance of <> thinking, within a business development area near Paris.

To oppose a straighforward, skin to the outside, to an intimate, complex heart thus creating the appropriate scenery for casual and free-flowing exchange. Authenticity to the swedish corporate identity is expressed through the use of raw and natural materials, as well as through the non-hierarchical office layout.

Location: Rueil, France
Client: Astra France
Date: 1997-1999
Area: 10,500 m2

Architect's Shortlist, Winning Entry With J.P.Viguier. This project received an AIA Award, USA 1999