Bouygues Immobilier is a leading private property developer in France and Europe, with 1,908 employees at 31 December 2017 and sales of €2,712 million in 2017. With 39 branches in France and four outside France, Bouygues Immobilier has nearly 60 years' experience in developing residential, corporate and commercial projects in more than 250 towns and cities. Bouygues Immobilier has a strong commitment to innovation and sustainable development and therefore seeks to provide better quality of life over the long term for all its customers by making their experience of the buying process and the use they make of the living spaces and services created for them as pleasant as possible. Bouygues Immobilier is the first developer to be certified ISO 9001 in France, NF Habitat HQE, and Top Employer France 2017, and to win the 2016 prize for the best customer relations awarded by the French Customer Relations Association (AFRC).
Bouygues Immobilier has won two Pyramides de Vermeil (second prizes) in the national round of the Pyramides d’Or competition at the French Developers and Builders Federation Congress.
The prizes are awarded for the best new buildings in France on the basis of stringent criteria relating to technical know-how, aesthetic quality, architectural design, quality of life and innovation in construction.
The two Pyramides de Vermeil were awarded to the Première ligne programme in Montpellier, in the aesthetic design category, and to Bouygues Immobilier’s future headquarters, Galeo, in Issy-les-Moulineaux (southwest of Paris) in the corporate property category.
- Première ligne in Montpellier in the south of France, rewarded in the aesthetic design category, was designed by National Architecture prize winner Rudy Riccioti. Located on the banks of the Lez river, the residence comprising 71 apartments is set in exceptional surroundings on the edge of the Jacques Coeur ornamental lake and opposite the future Montpellier town hall. The building’s volumes are simple, offering each apartment large terraces bordered with plants. Habitat & Environment certification is sought for the whole project.
- Galeo (Bouygues Immobilier’s future headquarters), with neighbouring buildings Dueo and Trieo, was rewarded in the corporate property category. Designed by Pritzker prize winner Christian de Portzamparc, Galeo is located at the entrance of the new Seine Ouest business district in Issy-les-Moulineaux and can be seen from the Paris ringroad. The building has an outer skin of screen-printed glass panels overlapping like fish scales which reduces heat gain on the office floors. It has a useful surface area of 5,250 sq metres. The building’s design is inspired by a focus on architecture and sustainable development (SD).
Bouygues Immobilier was nominated for all of the prize categories, which testifies to the quality of its programmes. The Villa Flora 43-unit residence in La Seyne-sur-Mer (southern France) was nominated for its performance for the EDF Blue Sky SD prize — the residence will use solar panels to produce hot water. The Les Boréales residence in Tours (western France) was nominated for the SD and natural gas prize sponsored by Gaz Réseau Distribution France. Finally, the Fenêtres sur Rives 54-unit residence in Strasbourg was nominated for the Pyramides d’Or.