Urban Quartz Office Building / Hamonic + Masson & Associés + a/LTA

Urban Quartz Office Building / Hamonic + Masson & Associés + a/LTA

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  • Client:ICADE + Poste Immo
  • Lead Architects:Hamonic + Masson & Associés
  • Associate Architect:a/LTA Le Trionnaire - Le Chapelain
  • Environmental Engineering:Éléments Ingénieries
  • Engineering :BETOM
  • Acoustics :Jean-Paul Lamoureux
  • Landscape :La Plage (Guillaume Derrien)
  • Construction Company :Eiffage Construction
  • Environmental Approach :NF HQE Très Bon
  • City:Rennes
  • Country:France
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© Takuji Shimmura
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Text description provided by the architects. Near the Multimodal Exchange Center (railway-bus-metro-bus station), "Urban Quartz" is initiating the urban invention of EuroRennes. It is therefore taking advantage of the efficient transport network which serves the sector.  Its location, strategic for an office program, meets the conditions for an integrated and lively business sector.

© Stéphane Chalmeau
© Stéphane Chalmeau
Ground floor plan
Ground floor plan
© Takuji Shimmura
© Takuji Shimmura

The urban development plan, drawn by FGP, is an invitation to a bold and radical architecture. Three chiseled buildings stand out in the railway landscape and change a regular simple skyline.

© Takuji Shimmura
© Takuji Shimmura

All of the three buildings are shaped in a unique way, resembling a canyon, through which the urban space infiltrates and lead us to discover an unexpected wild garden. This extraordinary experience offers a lively, generous, and alternative interpretation of the office program.

© Takuji Shimmura
© Takuji Shimmura

The three buildings each take their own shape and character, which distinguishes "Urban Quartz" in the city skyline. To adjust to each other and respond to their orientations, the three buildings transform, gain height or tilt, each turning towards urban breakthroughs. This dynamic rhythm gives each volume its uniqueness and gives the whole balance and coherence in its implementation.

© Takuji Shimmura
© Takuji Shimmura

The three buildings were designed to provide great flexibility towards its occupiers. They range from small start-ups to large companies. The introduction of three walkways connecting buildings 1 and 2 contributes to this idea of flexibility, thus making it possible to offer a variable current floor from 500 to 1000m2 of the surface.

© Stéphane Chalmeau
© Stéphane Chalmeau

The interaction between the project and its context is underlined by three "urban windows". These immense framings in the landscape occupy the prow of the constructions and interact with the city.

© Stéphane Chalmeau
© Stéphane Chalmeau

With a new architectural style and a configuration adapted to the local context, the "Urban Quartz" project offers an alternative to the generic and often agreed on, a vocabulary of office buildings.

© Takuji Shimmura
© Takuji Shimmura

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Address:Le Trigone, 20 - 26 Rue de l'Alma, 35000 Rennes, France

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Cite: "Urban Quartz Office Building / Hamonic + Masson & Associés + a/LTA" 11 Oct 2020. ArchDaily. Accessed . <https://www.archdaily.com/949229/urban-quartz-office-building-hamonic-plus-masson-and-associes-plus-a-lta> ISSN 0719-8884

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