Public Buildings

European Food Safety Authority - New HQ

Parma
Italy

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.
in partnership with STUDIO VALLE PROGETTAZIONI (IT)

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Actiris Central Headquarters redeployment strategy

Brussels
Belgium

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

Luxembourg
Luxembourg

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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Pulvermuhl Bridge

Luxembourg
Luxembourg

Intended to supplement an existing railway viaduct, the structure was designed as a mix of concrete and metal that is organic in its nature. The piers that support the deck take their inspiration from the shape of a tree and are positioned in very sharp contrast to those of the arched viaduct (built in the early years of the 20th century) to which the new structure is to be attached. Each of the piers culminates in four branches that support the deck bearing two lines of track and a walkway for pedestrians. This form provided an elegant solution to the question of expansion joints.

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Council of Europe - Agora Building

Strasbourg
France

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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