Public Buildings

European Food Safety Authority - New HQ


The building stands on a site made available by the Parma City Council, a triangle delimited by access roads, an inner ring-road and railway lines. The architecture directly addresses these contextual elements, evoking an imposing institutional building whose three facades are monumental in scale and announce a powerful new presence within Parma's urban landscape.

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Council of Europe - Agora Building


In this case the clear identification of the occupant enabled the architects to draw on the image and prestige of the institution, at the same time providing optimal, day-to-day functionality. Six building sections were erected under the large iconic roofline, with the atria and gardens between them. Designed to be a living and communication space as well as a place of work, the structure includes offices, conference rooms, cafeteria, bar, print room, archive space and a crèche.

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Actiris Central Headquarters redeployment strategy


Actiris, the Brussels Regional Employment Office, has chosen the G2A group comprised of Global, Art & Build and Anixton, to “elaborate, oversee and execute their central headquarters redeployment strategy”. The scope of work varies from strategic consultancy to the implementation of proposed solutions.
Actiris currently employs 950 staff across 25 sites. Their main headquarters is located at 65 Boulevard Anspach, Brussels, and covers some 15,000 sqm.

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New Konrad Adenauer Extension of the European Parliament Headquarters


The construction phase of the new Konrad Adenauer extension to the European parliament in Luxembourg (240,000 sqm) designed by Heinle Wischer und Partner – Frei Architeckten was at a standstill for several months. Now back on track with a new project management team, the architectural aspects are to be overseen by Art & Build, Tetra Kayser and Studio Valle.

image : Copyright Heinle Wischer und Partner – Frei Architeckten 2008

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