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The new headquarters of mobile phone operator Orange were recently completed in the northeastern area of the city, in the “Majoria” office park – the former industrial site of La Pompignane – hosting a developing cluster of new technology companies.

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The head office of Orange in La Pompignane, stands in a vast 28-hectare landscaped park originally part of the former IBM Campus. Nowadays, many new technology companies have chosen to settle here, attracted by its verdant Mediterranean environment and unique atmosphere.

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The ground plan draws inspiration from quadrangle edifices and their vast central courtyards that for centuries served as the matrix for European universities. This new building houses a program comprised of 16,000 m² (172,223 sq. feet) of office space occupied by the headquarters of Orange. Adjacent to the north side of this basic geometric form stands the parking garage.

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The architects have carefully integrated the project into this exceptional context, developed as a four-level landscaped building with wide balconies, planted terraces, and a vast, rolling central garden shaded by umbrella pines, cypress, and olive trees. This landscaped interior frames the large transparent volume of the lobby crowned with a broad pergola, which connects the two main wings of the composition. This feature overlooking the site can host a wide range of services. The strong presence of nature and the many outdoor areas create cool islands and places conducive to work-related sharing and socializing. BGA has imagined a Mediterranean building, a new type of service sector structure, adapted to the requirements of contemporary working conditions. It also responds to today’s desire for the “home office”, domestic style working.

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Competition 2015
Delivery 2020
Client Covivio
Surface 16 000 m²
Brenac & Gonzalez & Associés
Vivien Gimenez Architecte 
Jean-Michel Rameau (landscape)
RBS (structure) 
Barnabel (fluids)
DAL Eco (economy)
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