Mike Chino

Le Galilée Green Office is a Sweeping Wood-Clad Wonder

by , 08/02/10

sustainable design, green design, green office, sustainable architecture, le galilée, studio bellecour, france, green building, sun screen

Le Gallilée consists of two offices measuring 5,000 square meters and 5,500 square meters, for a combined total space of 10,500 square meters. A sinuous strip of concrete links the two streamlined structures together, forming a cohesive whole with a sweeping, modern aesthetic — fitting, granted the region is known for producing Airbus planes.

sustainable design, green design, green office, sustainable architecture, le galilée, studio bellecour, france, green building, sun screen

Through a set of smart green building strategies the “bioclimatic” buildings are able to significantly reduce their environmental footprint. Their sun-screening facades feature high-performance glazed windows shielded by a series of wooden ridges that provide ample daylighting while minimizing solar gain on hot days. Water-efficient fixtures and smart building systems round out the project’s eco credentials, and its location next to a wide variety of public transportation helps cut cut down on carbon-heavy commutes.

+ Studio Bellecour

Via Yatzer

Photos by Nicolas Borel and Quentin Jeandel

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