Transparency & Light

Amat & Saint-Val Architectes design an office building as a simple geometric figure whose exposed framework becomes its identity as well as architectural expression

Amat and Saint-Val Architectes design an office building as a simple geometric figure

Fact File
Location: Mauguio, Montpellier 34
Area: 10860.7 sq.ft
Project owner: Black Pearl Group
Customer: Inextenso
Cost: 1,300,000 €
Delivery: Dec 2020
Photo credit: asva
Source: V2.com

The project site is located in the heart of the Fréjorgues Est II BIA in La Mougère, one of the region’s most dynamic corridors, and is being developed along the axis formed by the airport, the new Montpellier Sud de France TGV station, the A9 motorway, the Odysseum shopping center, and the new Port Marianne district.

Amat and Saint-Val Architectes design an office building as a simple geometric figure

The building’s transparency creates both visual and physical porosity. From the outside, it offers visibility into the interiors and from the inside, it provides users with a comfortable environment and brings the outdoors in. Its shape lends itself to conveying a sense of openness with its fully glazed facades, while the interiors open up onto an atrium laid out as a garden. All levels benefit from all-day sunlight and the large facade maximizes views.

The building’s shape creates a rather elusive object, always perceived differently depending on the angle from which it is viewed. Its glass and concrete materials add to its luminosity and underscore the space’s visibility, adding a certain grandeur to it. The acute angle of the building serves as a cantilever, providing free space for parking on the ground floor. This impressive angle also provides the lightness and weightlessness necessary for integrating the building into the site.
Olivier Amat & Laurent Saint-Val
In the conception of every project, our focus is on an environmental and technical vision of sustainability as we believe that every site or project contains its own evolution. We intervene at all steps of the project life - from feasibility studies to delivery-as our aim is to provide original and detailed solutions to any issue raised by a construction project

Olivier Amat & Laurent Saint-Val

Its compact layout and center entryway allow optimal occupancy of the land parcel and offer various sized office spaces, configurations such as enclosed offices, open office spaces, meeting spaces, relaxation areas, etc.