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 a Pyramide d'Argent for the Galeo, Dueo, Trieo project in the Corporate Property awards organised by the French Developers and Builders Federation.
The prizes are awarded for the best new buildings in the Paris region on the basis of strict criteria relating to architectural design, aesthetic quality, functionality, comfort and energy efficiency for future users. Three of the eight competing projects were nominated. The Galeo, Dueo, Trieo project was awarded the Pyramide d'Argent for its architectural quality, functionality and sustainable development performance.
Designed by Pritzker prizewinner Christian de Portzamparc, the project comprises three buildings, each having highly distinctive architectural and technical features. Located at the entry into Issy-les-Moulineaux from Paris, the Galeo building stands out as a landmark visible from the Seine riverside and the Paris ring road. The Dueo and Trieo buildings offer a striking contrast, with their brown glass fibre reinforced concrete cladding.
The buildings, which have HQE High Environmental Quality certification, consume 25 – 32% less energy than buildings that meet the requirements of 2005 thermal regulations while providing user comfort. The external insulation, the façade with its opaque infill panels and the optimised window area will generate energy savings while enhancing natural lighting. Low-energy active chilled beams will provide heating and air-conditioning in the offices. Like the lighting and external blinds, they will be automatically regulated in response to climatic conditions by means of sensors linked to the building management system, ensuring optimised energy consumption. Solar panels will provide domestic hot water for the company restaurant.
With all these advantages, the Galeo, Dueo, Trieo project will go forward to the next round of the competition in May.
The programme was sold to the Spanish investor Naropa Properties in 2007.