This building for innovative companies is situated in a new area of Laval city. Though it’s located on a small size plot, this sparkling project wants to become an important landmark for its neighborhood.
The project wanted to keep the notion of an hotel, or a caravanserai welcoming merchant. The workspaces are a set of rooms and suites, which are all connected together by a pathway surrounding a large patio. This enfilade system, this succession of rooms, makes possible a certain modularity by giving the choice to link the spaces together or not.Because of the project’s program, our main aim was to give users a place with the best conditions of light, circulation and potential meeting area.
During the competition, floors were partitioned with 30-50 sqm working room, as it was requested by the rules. But the structural grid of 1.35m and the light partition system used, allow any other type of interior partitioning.The specific design of each facade depends on sun exposure in a way that it maximizes the contributions and protections. The interplay of sunshade points out the entrance and gives the façade a subtle kinetic appearance. The different skies that will illuminate the building will give a changing and atmospheric perception of it.