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  7. Archipel Habitat Head Office / Bruno Gaudin Architectes

Archipel Habitat Head Office / Bruno Gaudin Architectes

  • 12:00 - 22 February, 2014
Archipel Habitat Head Office / Bruno Gaudin Architectes
© Stéphane Chalmeau
© Stéphane Chalmeau

© Stéphane Chalmeau © Stéphane Chalmeau © Stéphane Chalmeau © Nicolas Borel + 27

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    Archipel Habitat - OPH Rennes Metropole
© Stéphane Chalmeau
© Stéphane Chalmeau

Text description provided by the architects. Programme: construction of Archipel Habitat head office, including reception areas for the public, offices, meeting rooms and a large boardroom. Construction of a district civic centre, featuring a district town hall, a multipurpose hall and annexes, parking facilities and services.

© Stéphane Chalmeau
© Stéphane Chalmeau

Programme: construction of Archipel Habitat head office, including reception areas for the public, offices, meeting rooms and a large boardroom. Construction of a district civic centre, featuring a district town hall, a multipurpose hall and annexes, parking facilities and services.

© Stéphane Chalmeau
© Stéphane Chalmeau

This mixed-use development, carried out as part of the Archipel Habitat head office project, includes district public facilities and commercial space. It aims to transform Place de la Communauté, a major public area in Rennes.  

© Nicolas Borel
© Nicolas Borel

The granite facade blends into the ground, and is complemented by glass panels which form a sparkling and colourful sequence.

© Stéphane Chalmeau
© Stéphane Chalmeau

A courtyard indents and opens up the monolith, allowing light to fully penetrate the core of building. There is a clear and generous distribution of light throughout.

© Stéphane Chalmeau
© Stéphane Chalmeau

The central hub of the building is crowned by a glass atrium which provides an infusion of natural light. Reflections wrap around the solid metal handrails, shaping the central area.  

© Stéphane Chalmeau
© Stéphane Chalmeau

Although workspaces are modular, their design is by no means standard. Meticulous care was taken when creating the offices to give them height and large windows, and to focus on seeing and understanding the materials used: concrete, wood, lights, ventilation ducts, suspended radiant heating panels… all of which make the space elegant and unique.

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Location to be used only as a reference. It could indicate city/country but not exact address. Cite: "Archipel Habitat Head Office / Bruno Gaudin Architectes" 22 Feb 2014. ArchDaily. Accessed . <https://www.archdaily.com/478959/archipel-habitat-head-office-bruno-gaudin-architectes/> ISSN 0719-8884