odile decq organizes GL events headquarters around an internal atrium
 
odile decq organizes GL events headquarters around an internal atrium odile decq organizes GL events headquarters around an internal atrium
sep 18, 2014

odile decq organizes GL events headquarters around an internal atrium

 

between the river rhone and the river saône in lyon, studio odile decq has completed the french headquarters of events management company GL. the building, documented here in its final form by roland halbe, is suspended on huge double crossing beams on the fourth floor, the two primary volumes of the building are shifted at 86 degrees, with a large internal atrium serving as a stage that presents movement throughout the headquarters.

odile decq gl events headquarters lyon designboom
façades are clad with black and white photographs taken by felice varini
image © roland halbe
all images courtesy of studio odile decq

 

 

 

seen from the exterior, the building’s four façades are clad with black and white photographs taken by felice varini, intended to represent the structure’s surroundings with a play of opacity and transparency. responding to the client’s wish for transparent and open internal volumes, studio odile decq utilized glass walls to create enclosed subdivisions that puncture the open-plan office space. decq’s signature use of the color red, which corresponds with GL events’ company logo, permeates the design, contributing towards an energetic and dynamic workplace.

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an open reception space at ground floor level
image © roland halbe

odile decq gl events headquarters lyon designboom
a central atrium rises upwards through the design
image © roland halbe

odile decq gl events headquarters lyon designboom
image © roland halbe

odile decq gl events headquarters lyon designboom
glass walls were utilized to create enclosed subdivisions that puncture the open-plan office space
image © roland halbe

odile decq gl events headquarters lyon designboom
image © roland halbe

odile decq gl events headquarters lyon designboom
meeting room
image © studio odile decq

odile decq gl events headquarters lyon designboom
decq’s signature use of the color red permeates the design
image © studio odile decq

odile decq gl events headquarters lyon designboom
roof terrace overlooking lyon
images © studio odile decq

 

drawings

 

project info:

 

client: SCI polygone confluent
surface area: 8,300 sqm
cost: 24,4 m€, interior design 3 m€
site: docks quai rambaud, lyon, france
program: headquarters, exhibition spaces
dates: competition 2005 – delivery 2014

 

engineers:
structure: batiserf
technical equipment: axess
fire safety controls: acces
economists: iliade and mb&co

 

consultants:
acoustics: dap

 

main contractors:
foundation: soletanche bachy
concrete work: blb constructions
steel structure: groupement renaudat/smb
glass facade: hefi fischer
impermeability: corona
interior glass facade, balustrade, metalworking: simetal formes
heating, ventilation: eiffage
electricity: cote
plumbing: blanchard – blazquez
plasterwork, insulation: palatin-rouchon
woodwork: menuisiers du rhone
painting: sape
flooring: comey
floor covering: tapis françois
resin floor: bangui
glazed wall, metalworking, plasterwork false ceiling: charbonnel
special plasterwork: werey stenger
kitchen: enodis
bench seating: atelier charles jouffre
elevator: thyssen
alarm: aralec
vdi: cab systemes

 

furniture:
table pétale: menuisiers du rhône
table and chair: vitra
chair phantom: poltrona frau, designed by odile decq
light pétale: luceplan, designed by odile decq
doorhandle duemiladue: valli valli, designed by odile decq
doorhandle javelot: studio odile decq, designed by odile decq
furniture in corian: image
work of art on the façade: felice varini

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