Architect Emmanuelle Colboc was the most recent guest at the "Women’s Cartes Blanches" cycle organised by CSTB and Archinov. It provided an opportunity to present the latest news about a project that relocates space at the centre of architectural concerns.
Christian de Portzamparc has drawn an unusual and heterogeneous complex in the West Seine district in Issy-les-Moulineaux. CSTB has issued a Technical Experimental Assessment for the façades and glass walls in the main building. We will take another look at the new HQE head office of Bouygues Immobilier, one of the most significant architectural works in the tertiary sector during the year 2009.
A few months of patience will be necessary before the Halles de Paris redevelopment project can be started. The main point of this emblematic operation is its glass envelope (the Canopy) that extends over an external garden. CSTB was asked to determine wind forces on the roof and to study the comfort of local inhabitants.