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Issy-Les-Moulineaux, France
Tim Culbert, collaboration with Jean Nouvel


This project is the headquarters of an advertising agency located south of the Seine at the south-western extremity of Paris. The external appearance of the building is a rust-stained cylinder resting in the water; the entry deck is reminiscent of a marine loading bay; the building has an industrial appearance. The central interior is composed of a large atrium which is crossed by metal gangways. The individual skylights of the roof as well as four large roof panels open by a mechanism devised for locking gates. A concept of mobility created a metaphor of a boat for the exterior appearance of the building.

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