Dutch Firms Team RAU, SeARCH, and karres +brands have been named as one of the winners of the Inventons la Metropole de Grand Paris, the largest European competition for city planning, architecture and public space. Their project, Triango, reinvents Paris’ Triangle de Gonesse into a dynamic and lively business park which promotes sustainability in every sense of the word.
The office park is strengthened by its public space and inter-building connections. By integrating nature and sport into the commercial block, Triango creates a rich, synergetic environment that defines their vision for a new office experience.
“Working is no longer confined to the office building but instead becomes a landscape experience”
A rigid framework characterizes and organizes the block into three distinct zones: the urban zone, the organic zone, and the landmark zone. The urban zone cultivates a dynamic urban character with luxuriant gardens and green atriums serving as open public spaces. The organic zone seamlessly integrates the urban zone with the green. The park connects with buildings on different levels to form innovative, engaging outdoor areas such as climbing walls on building facades or outdoor conference rooms, producing new ways to work and play. The landmark zone is exhibited in the dynamic facade facing the A1. During the day, it acts as an iconic defining landmark, and at night, it illuminates the dark sky, becoming a lighthouse for the area.
A main path runs through the site to connect outlying areas with the main nodes of the site. It acts as a backbone of public space, reestablishing the office/park relationship through the creation of unique, dynamic spaces and cohesive work—play functions.
Triango was built with the anticipation of the changing future, and also serves as a prime example of a circular economy. This is most easily exhibited in the physical representation of circular buildings throughout the site. These buildings are considered flexible, temporary aggregations with the potential to be adjusted and modified due to external influences (local aspects, changing regulations, etc), throughout the lifetime of the building.
The system fosters a high-quality space for sports and ecology, inviting users to participate in a new work environment, designed for years to come.
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Design TeamRAU, karres+brands, SeARCH, Phileas
Masterplankarres+brands, SeARCH, RAU
Local Partner ArchitectAtelier Phileas
SustainabilityRAU, TURNTOO, karres+brands, Lateral Thinking Factory, Urban Crop Solutions, Building Integrated Greenhouses
EngineeringITF, SQA, Studio Beyond, Evergreen en Siemens.
PhotographsCourtesy of RAU, karres+brands & SeARCH