The Customer Information Centre and Event Forum PANEUM – Wunderkammer des Brotes - consists of two elements: a box shaped plinth building with foyer and event rooms plus the “Wunderkammer des Brotes”, a two storey freeform exhibition area floating on top.
The town hall functions as a center for the council as well as for public services and ceremonial gatherings. It is situated at the Verdilaan. The new municipality office houses the majority of the municipal staff and is located at the Laan van de Glazen Stad (Lane of the Glass City).
The tower is located in the heart of the district of La Défense, willed into existence in the 1960's by Général de Gaulle to show the world that France was entering into the modern world of finance and business. It's a curious above-ground urban mixture, an artificial island, veritable realm of “corporate architecture”.
For the concept and development, CONIX RDBM Architects put their heads together with Kristof Pycke, the art director at Kreon. The result is a surprising cross-pollination of lighting and architecture.