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Danone Vitapole

projects Description

2000 / 2002

Danone Vitapole

Office & Industry / Education & Research

Research centre with sustainable design comprising research and development workshops, laboratories and offices

A place in favour of exchanges: these quality, flexible areas liven up the various research & development projects. The set up of informal meeting places stimulates contact between people, between the ground floor and upstairs, between the inside and the outside, between built areas and the landscape.
An evolutive unity: the evolution of the interior spaces is ensured by a structure featuring few constraints. The extension of the different areas of the building in three directions is one of the fundamental concepts of the project and contributes to its vocabulary.
A strong link between nature and architecture: nature, present throughout the site, penetrates the building through two interior curved openings arousing both surprise and emotion.


Client: Danone Vitapole
Architect: AS.Architecture-Studio
Engineering: Choulet, Martin, Babinot
Landscape: Françoise Arnaud
Acoustics: AVA
Quantity surveyor: Cyprium
Scope of work: complete assignment
Area: 30,000 sqm
Cost: € 35 M
Competition: 2000, winner
Completion: 2002
Prize: 2007 - Environmental prize of companies in Essonne region, "Landscape insertion" section


Palaiseau, France

Danone Vitapole