In 2007, five firms (auditor, real estate broker, architects, landscape architects and graphic designers) decided to join together to create custom-designed, sustainable offices. For their purpose, they chose as a starting point the German “Banggruppe” (“Steel Band”), promoting self-development. It took five years to develop and produce the project. Located in Vannes (France), the two buildings are positioned on the fragile fringe between the city and farmland.
Characteristic and powerful, they became an urban and architectural landmark at the gateway to the town. The north face of the large building turns its back on the street, firmly marking the boundary to the embryonic and confused built-up area next to the site. This concrete wall contrasts with the other dematerialised façades, constructed of shaped glass and Corten steel, opening onto the neighbouring areas. Acting as a filter, the steel framework provides an ever changing and powerful experience when you walk around the building.