© A. P. – Designed by Jean-Michel Wilmotte,the building Art&Fact 2.0, Rueil-Malmaison, france, is home to the centre of the steering of PSA.
The building Art&Fact 2.0, which is home to the new center of the steering Group of the PSA, in Rueil-Malmaison, has just been inaugurated by the project partners, BNP Paribas Real Estate and Bouygues Immobilier.
It is a building for the least imposing of which was taken possession the PSA Group to set up its new centre of the steering. Located at 7 rue Henri Sainte-Claire Deville, in Rueil-Malmaison, in the Hauts-de-Seine, the building Art&Fact 2.0 expands on an area of 16 400 m2 of offices, spread over seven levels, including a company restaurant, a fitness room, a multipurpose room, a landscaped patio and many terraces.
The partners of the project cut the red ribbon on October 2. © A. P.
Carried out by the teams Promotion to Corporate real Estate BNP Paribas Real Estate and Bouygues Immobilier, and designed by the architect Jean-Michel Wilmotte, the building was sold to Credit Agricole Assurances, investor of the project.
This transaction marks the completion of a program of 30 000 m2 of offices. The first tranche has just been delivered to the Macif and will host the spring 2018 teams of Schneider Electric.
Art&Fact 2.0 : the tool performance at the service of competitiveness
Since the second quarter of 2017, Art&Fact 2.0 is fully leased to the PSA Group, which comes to integrate these areas of work to set up its new centre of the steering. The latter houses the directorate and the secretariat general of the PSA, the communication services, human resources and finance, as well as the direction of the brands Peugeot, Citroën and DS, representing approximately 700 employees with approximately 12 m2 per workstation for a remarkable level of comfort.
With work spaces that offer development opportunities multiple, fragmented, open, or mixed, the building designed by Jean-Michel Wilmotte, is meant to be “a tool of performance and competitiveness” in the service of the PSA Group.
“The idea was to offer our employees a building spacious and open, which allows them to work more solidarity, more collective, more cross-cutting, breaking the silos that lead to optimum local, which are not always the optimum global of the business,” says Carlos Tavares, chairman of the management board of PSA Peugeot Citroën (photo opposite).
“We want our company to be able to use this building as a tool for efficiency in service of the quest for performance. Also, we are constantly seeking the best mode of operation, the implementation of an approach is always more frugal, smarter, more efficient driving our business, and our partners have understood this. “
“Everything has been thought-to-measure “
The lobby of the building is lit naturally thanks to its volumes in double height. In its extension, the restaurant that serves 650 meals a day is a place to share must-overlooking the inner garden of 440 m2.
The conference room of 180 m2, located on the 1st floor, has 150 seats that lend themselves perfectly to the organization of seminars, workshops, or receptions, while the 485 m2 of terraces located on the 5th and 6th floor and offer stunning views to 180°.
The showroom in which are arranged the vehicles, to the last details of decoration, ” everything has been thought tailor-made to match the universe of the brands Peugeot, Citroën and DS “, underlines Thierry Larque-Bridge, chairman of the management board of BNP Paribas Real Estate, of which this is the third operation carried out in co-promotion with Bouygues immobilier on behalf of the PSA Group.
Indeed, BNP Paribas Real Estate and Bouygues immobilier have already made the acquisition of two office buildings for PSA in Poissy, in 2002 and 2006.
“A building is a house, but it is also a tool of competitiveness. I hope that this building will participate for the PSA to the achievement of world in which he’s doing so well already “, encourages Francis Bertière, the president of Bouygues Immobilier.
A building concern for the environment
The Fruit of an innovative approach adapted to the current issues, Art&Fact 2.0 has a double certification HQE® Exceptional and BREEAM Excellent. Using quality materials, durable and energy efficient, the building is intended to be respectful of its environment.
For the greatest recognition and pride of the deputy-mayor of Rueil-Malmaison, Patrick Ollier (photo), also president of the Métropole du Grand Paris, present at the occasion of this inauguration. “It was not hoped to see one day the seat of the PSA group, established in Rueil-Malmaison. The City is built around the economic activity in real estate, and I am proud today that requires a modern building, devoted to the sustainable development and the environment, ” said Patrick Ollier.
Art&Fact 2.0 fits well into a neighborhood that will continue to evolve, particularly with the arrival of the future campus of Novartis, which will face the center of the steering. This campus has a surface area of 42 000 m2, will be completed by the end of December 2018 and will be accompanied by 500 housing units adjacent to the seat. “All of this fits in a context of economic development but also human, thanks to the proximity of new shops and houses,” says Patrick Ollier.
To facilitate the flow of traffic on a daily basis, after the completion of the campus, a new taxiway is also expected to see the day in early 2019. At the foot of the A86 motorway, in the immediate vicinity of the A14 and at the heart of the business district Rueil sur Seine, in Art&Fact 2.0 is directly connected to The Defense and Paris. A wide pedestrian walkway in the woods leads to the RER A Rueil-Malmaison, located at 750 metres only ten minutes from the city centre, the property is also close to the banks of the Seine completely refurbished and the park of the Impressionists.
Zoom in on Jean-Michel Wilmotte, architect and all-terrain
Architect, urban planner and designer, born at Soissons in 1948, Jean-Michel Wilmotte has created his own architecture agency in Paris, in 1975.
Passionate and curious of all the subjects, the more unlikely the more obvious, the more high-end more accessible, from the smallest to the most imposing, he likes to be where we do not expect it. The changes of scale and of program will allow him to be alert, to question and to re-invent each time, always with the same quality and the same penny of the detail.
Among his achievements is the most important, we can mention the construction of the King’s Cross central in London, which houses the offices occupied by Google, the stadium Allianz Riviera in Nice, or the interior of the Incheon international Airport in Seoul, where his agency has offices. Jean-Michel Wilmotte has never stopped developing and diversifying its know-how, in France and abroad.
Today, his agency is structured around two companies – the architecture agency Wilmotte & Associés and the design studio Wilmotte & Industries SAS – and simultaneously manages more than one hundred studies. Renowned for the eclecticism of its production, the elegance and quality of finish of its projects, the agency Wilmotte is present in the public and private sectors, in the luxury, hospitality, residential and commercial. It brings together 225 employees from 22 different nationalities, and work in 27 countries.