Eiffage Construction delivers the largest Danone headquarters in the world, 25000sqm green and open for «Convergence»

Eiffage Construction delivers the largest Danone headquarters in the world, 25000sqm green and open for «Convergence»

2 years of work, over 25,000sqm of floor area, 350 tonnes of recycled iron and metals, 20,000 tonnes of recycled concrete, 18 tonnes of wood and green waste and nearly 1,500m² of terraces: these are the impressive numbers that allow us to describe the sumptuous work of our employees on site to deliver «Convergence», Danone’s largest headquarters in the world, located in Rueil-Malmaison (Paris region).

This October 19th was the consecration for all our teams and partners: after 2 years of work, the delivery of the iconic project «Convergence», which will eventually welcome 1600 employees of Danone.

Delivered to Inovalis and Pitch Promotion, the property complex was built by Eiffage Construction, and was the subject of the signature of a BEFA (Lease in Future State of Completion) by Danone for a firm duration of 12 years.

The architecture was conceived by the studio ORY.architecture, for which the key word was to respect the philosophy of Danone «One Planet, One Health». An open, bright and wooden interior architecture was chosen by the Jean-Philippe Nuel studio for this 7-storey office building. Workspaces are flexible and scalable, and fully respond to new uses of collaborative work. On the outside, the facade is marked by undulations, which recall living organisms and the ground floor being exclusively reserved for the functions of reception, trade (nearly 300m²) and restoration, its visual identity is more marked, in a desire to put it forward.

Fully integrated into this open area in full change, the building enjoys an ideal location, close to the RER station and among the green spaces, generously provided for employees, but also residents.

The environmental dimension is not limited to the integration of generous green spaces, but also by the use of recycled materials: for construction, there are 350 tons of recycled iron and metals, 20,000 tons of recycled concrete and 18 tons of used wood and green waste. The terraces and patio represent more than 2500sqm and the landscaped areas list 23 species of plants all together. Finally, two certifications attest to our desire to integrate sustainable solutions into this project:

  • Certification NF HQE Tertiary Buildings (2015 standard – Excellent level)
  • BREEAM certification (BREEAM NC International 2016 – Very Good level)

In addition to the environmental aspect, an artistic dimension has been integrated into this operation! The artist Sake STC has been asked to create a masterful sculpture that will take place in the central patio in December. Another artistic collaboration has been created with 3 graffiti artists who will decorate the 2 floors of underground car parks.

Congratulations to the teams of Eiffage Construction Tertiaire and our partners for this major project that contributes to the influence of the city and the neighborhood!