The biophil office building is located at the entrance to the town of Saint-Jacques de la Lande, at the heart of a new hub where the recently completed metro station Gaité Courrouze constitutes a point of attraction. With a long glazed bridge connecting two metal clad office buildings, the main volumes are at once divided in their vertical dimension but linked in the horizontal dimension. The bioclimatic design displays a monumental wood truss hovering at the third level, suspended above the trees like a great hyphen in the landscape and creating a covered patio at the ground level. Through the relationship between three elements — two supports and a cross — the project creates a multi-scale dialogue that responds both to the large dimensions of the urban landscape, as well as to the surrounding architecture, all while while preserving transparency at the ground floor.
ZAC de la Courrouze Rennes, France
Office and retail
Demathieu Bard, Probimmo
7.300 m² SDP