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).
Designed by architects Wilmotte & Associés, the school building has a very original breathing façade made up of two glass walls enclosing vertical spruce slats. As well as optimum acoustic and thermal insulation, this unique combination of wood and glass gives the school a solemn and noble aspect.
“We produced a building that is entirely functional in terms of teaching, knowledge-sharing, and working, for it is, after all, a school. But it is also, above all, a highly symbolic building destined to represent a prestigious profession on a high-visibility site on the banks of the Seine”, said
François Bertière, Chairman and CEO of Bouygues Immobilier
With this new 8,500-m² building, the Paris Bar Law school, which currently trains close to half of France’s barristers, has doubled its floor area in comparison to the former site in Paris, which had
4,000 m². Some 1,752 trainee barristers have been present on the premises since January 2013, enjoying a school that combines aesthetics, comfort, and cutting-edge technology. It has three lecture halls, one of which accommodates 360 students, 34 teaching rooms, a library equipped with the very best IT facilities, and a cafeteria that opens onto an enclosed garden.
With its BBC low-energy label and HQE® (High Environmental Quality) certification, the development attains an exceptionally high level of performance, reducing energy consumption by about 50% relative to a building compliant with the 2005 Thermal Regulations.