This combined headquarter called Pons+Huots office is designed by the architect Christian Pottgiesser which is Paris, France-based. With totally fifteen executives, the project is accommodates the headquarter for two companies in Paris- PONS and HUOT. Consequently the building has the seven individual rooms for each director and an open-space-office for the remaining eight clerks. In addition for the headquarter, there is one (divisible) meeting-room, a common recreational room, a kitchen, rest rooms and at the special request of the patron, the vegetation in all over the main space inside the headquarter.
Gustave Eiffel has realized that the base for the building construction is a rotten industrial hall which is built in the late 19th century with a steel frame work which is a typical for that period. For the first program from the architect is completely restored the hall. Then a new self-cleaning glass roof is fitted. Into the original state, the whole substance of the building is put back. In fact the project is consist of an insertion of a wooden unit which is in a solid oak for about 1,7 meters high, 22 meters long and 14 meters wide. The entire program from the architect is embodied. Which is covered by a “telephone”-dome in Plexiglas, each individual workplace is incised into the wooden upper surface. The four lateral surfaces are containing archives, a cloakrooms and the kitchen. Which completely embedded on the body are the meeting room, the recreational room and the restrooms. The remaining space is taken up by the technical transmission system such as the computer, electricity, air condition, heating and water, and also by 18, 3 m3 of the soil, and the bed for eight Ficus Panda Tress.
Since the visitors are guided by a peripheral path-system which is leading to all pertinent rooms, neither entrance hall nor the reception is implemented. On both galleries the individual offices are situated.
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