Technip Energies, the energy transition-focused spin-off of TechnipFMC, has taken up headquarters in an appropriately “eco-responsible” new building in Paris’ La Defense business district.
Dubbed Origine, the campus includes 70,000 square metres of office space — 51,000 square metres of it to be occupied by Technip Energies — along with shops and housing arranged around a large garden.
The building is predominately made of wood, apart from a concrete central core for services and traffic.
An entrance atrium rises to the building’s full eight-story height and is surrounded by a series of circular balconies, a nod to Frank Lloyd Wright’s Guggenheim Museum in New York, according to Maud Caubet Architects, which partnered with Quadri Fiore Architecture in designing the three-square block project.
The project makes use of low-carbon energy sources such as geothermal energy, photovoltaic panels and “a 100% green energy contract”, Technip Energies said.
Chief executive Arnaud Pieton commented: "At a time when Technip Energies is writing a new chapter in its history, we have made it a point of honour with [property developer] Icade to ensure that our new headquarters in France reflects, through its design, composition and construction, the leading role we play in energy transition.”
Some 2500 group employees will be in Origine by September, the company said.