When looking at a comparison of between the former Sogeprom Headquarters and the current iteration, it's clear that the new, modern building is a drastic improvement. While the old building was indebted to the design tendencies of the eighties to a fault, the new building accepts what might otherwise be seen as limitations and turns those into strengths.
As Ateliers 2/3/4, the architects behind the new Sogeprom headquarters, so succinctly put it, "the [old] building wanted to be a tower, but it's not." The surrounding buildings in the downtown core of Courbevoie, France, are tall office towers, but due to limitations on the property, the Sogeprom Headquarters could not be built up high. Instead, the architects opted for wide open gaps in the building since the structural integrity wasn't required.
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The New Sogeprom Headquarters Features Open Space and Glass
- By: Joey HaarDec 27, 2017