Societe Fonciere Lyonnaise by Agence Jouin Manku

By : Dennis Franklin | 12 Dec 2013 1:17 pm | Offices

The headquarters of Societe Fonciere Lyonnaise, which is the oldest property company in France, received a new amenities wing which was designed by the Agence Jouin Manku at an office campus outside Paris.

The project is located in a converted factory buildings built in the 1920s on the banks of the Seine River in Boulogne-Billancourt. The iridescent structure on the top tries to resemble the scales of a dragon and the new wing spreads over three floors revolving around a concrete tower.

The extension is called In/Out and has blocks extending from the sides of the tower with a curved structure on top which is clad with shimmering stainless-steel shingles to create the reflecting scale-like effect. The designers also recognize the semblance to a beetle of a dragon and they explain that they wanted a dynamic effect so that each time you look at the building it changes.

The rest of the exterior has vertical timber slats with various densities and this is where the café and restaurant facilities are located along with new boardrooms and an auditorium for 200 seats.



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