Evergreen campus reception pavilion / Arte Charpentier Architectes

Evergreen campus reception pavilion / arte charpentier architectes
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Arte Charpentier Architectes designed an innovative and challenging structure for the entry to the Evergreen campus.

Right at Paris’ doorstep, the Evergreen Campus hosts the Crédit Agricole’s head office. Multiple corporate entities share this space; the entire campus revolves around a central park that acts as its green lung.

Evergreen campus reception pavilion / arte charpentier architectes
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The reception pavilion spans on 600 m2 and two levels. A familiar landmark for those who work on the campus, it also helps visitors find their way more easily. This architectural structure opens the campus to the city and is in line with the site’s environmental vocation.

Evergreen campus reception pavilion / arte charpentier architectes
© LK Photographe

Nine bending radiuses were necessary for the metallic exterior’s complex design:

– The “comma”, that protects the personnel’s entries with its porch;
– The pavilion in itself, mostly glassed, by which visitors enter the site at street level and can access the campus at the first level inside.

Evergreen campus reception pavilion / arte charpentier architectes
© LK Photographe

The building manages to cohesively blend its contemporary design to create a welcoming atmosphere in a fully functional environment.

At street level visitors are welcomed under an awe-inspiring vaulted arch lit by colored LED lines showcasing different lighting patterns.

Evergreen campus reception pavilion / arte charpentier architectes
© LK Photographe

At campus level a space that is largely open to the park can be used to host temporary exhibitions. It is also able to receive an audience, as was asked by the Montrouge municipality.
The building’s clear and bright tones express its modern and rigorous craft.

Evergreen campus reception pavilion / arte charpentier architectes
© LK Photographe

The pavilion renews the site’s image, becomes the Evergreen campus’ store window and expresses the Crédit Agricole’s values of innovation and efficiency by displaying its architectural boldness.

Project Details:

Location: Montrouge, France
Architects: Arte Charpentier Architecteswww.arte-charpentier.com
Photographs: LK Photographe

Aline Chahine
Aline is an international licensed architect currently practicing in Canada, she is the reason you are reading this right now, Aline founded the platform back in 2008 shaping the very foundation of Architecture Lab, her exemplary content curation process that defines the online magazine today.
Aline Chahine
Aline Chahine
Aline is an international licensed architect currently practicing in Canada, she is the reason you are reading this right now, Aline founded the platform back in 2008 shaping the very foundation of Architecture Lab, her exemplary content curation process that defines the online magazine today. Highlights Aline founded Architecture Lab in 2008 Lead editor of dan | dailyarchnews since 2019 Founded and Creative Director of DesignRaid Licensed architect with creative sales and marketing experience Experience As full-fledged architect, Aline's background involved a great deal of research that lead to the creation of Architecture Lab as an online database of exemplary design. Her experience snowballed into founding two architecture platforms, Architecture Lab and DesignRaid. Education Aline received USEK’s Master of Architecture in 2004 and BA in English from the University of Toronto
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