La Defense Offices, ©UNStudio
1999 - 2004, Almere, NL
  • Architecture
  • Offices
  • UNStudio

La Defense office complex is well integrated with the larger urban plan. Both its height and the entrances into the inner courtyards tie in with the larger site. The exterior facade reflects the larger urban condition, while the interior facades of the courtyards have been designed with the office tenants in mind. These facades are clad with glass panels in which a multi-colored foil is integrated and, depending on the time of day and the angle of incidence, a variety of different colours are reflected, animating the courtyards.

Ben van Berkel, Caroline Bos,
Marco Hemmerling, Martin Kuitert
with Henri Snel, Gianni Cito, Olaf Gisper, Yuri Werner, Marco van Helden, Eric Kauffman, Katrin Meyer, Tanja Koch, Igor Kebel, Marcel Buis, Ron Roos, Boudewijn Rosman, Stella Vesselinova