Dassault Systèmes Campus

Located in Vélizy-Villacoublay, the headquarters of Dassault Systèmes is positioned in the heart of a vast park, on the edge of the Meudon forest. The successful collaboration between Dassault Systèmes, Covivio and the agency’s teams, initiated 15 years ago, is now continuing with the design of a sixth building, as part of a veritable Campus.

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Campus Dassault Systemes, Vélizy, facade

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Type of project New construction
Programme Headquarters
Contracting authority Covivio
Architect Arte Charpentier

Location Vélizy-Villacoublay
Completion date 2008/2017/2023
Surface area 6 ha / 120 000 m²
Environmental approach HQE

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63 300
landscaped park, 2,000 m² of planted terraces, 6 buildings, 280 m² of photovoltaic panels, 1,600 parking spaces, 70% of site waste recycled

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The layout and architecture of the buildings allow nature to invest the internal spaces. Through a play on levels, the park enters visually into the gallery, the emblematic place for the image of the site.

Jérôme Le Gall, associate architect / Arte Charpentier

The Dassault Systèmes campus is a remarkable space. Anyone discovering this site for the first time can only be struck by the modernity and elegance of these buildings.

Jérôme Le Gall, associate architect / Arte Charpentier

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Dassault Systèmes Campus Meudon-la-Forêt, France - 2015

Concept

Located on the edge of the Meudon forest, in the municipalities of Vélizy-Villacoublay and Meudon-la-Forêt, the headquarters of the Dassault Systèmes group consists of six buildings distributed in a large, landscaped park. The complex is designed to blend in harmoniously with its urban and landscaped environment.

The central avenue, a real meeting place, is located on the north-south axis and runs alongside a mirror water channel. It is interspersed with kiosks nestled in the vegetation, offering places to exchange and work. Perpendicularly, the east-west axis is in dialogue with the adjacent forest: a stream of flowers meanders between hillocks on which are planted lines of trees with autumnal colours. Planted around the hills, flowering meadows contribute to a natural and living landscape.

Inside this park, each building of the campus bears the name of an element, Air, Water, Earth, Fire, Metal and Wood. They have their own volumes that give rhythm to the spaces of the campus, without breaking the architectural unity, with its lines and materials (glass, powder-coated aluminium, polished concrete). This writing, maintained throughout all phases of the construction of the campus, reinforces its architectural harmony and the image of cohesion of the Dassault Systèmes group.

The buildings, connected on the surface by the park, are also connected by a continuous patio floor, offering a mesh of technical and pedestrian pathways, and by a network of wide and comfortable galleries that crisscross the site from one end of the campus to the other. Largely illuminated by planted patios, these galleries become real spaces for animation, meetings and exhibitions.

In 2017, a fifth building, Metal, was created, connected to the others by means of underground galleries. The architectural design of this extension takes up the themes and materials of existing buildings and fits harmoniously into the existing programme.

The third phase, currently under construction, comes with the extension of the site to the north. It consists of the creation of a sixth building, Wood, which by its dimensions and the creation of a large hall under glass roof considerably increases the areas for the exhibition, representation and reception of the company. The accompanying landscaped park, accessible from the entire campus thanks to a new north-south axis, also offers new functions of conviviality and outdoor activities prized by users of the site, with sports fields integrated into the landscape, an events esplanade, and a green amphitheatre. Here again, the outdoor spaces make up a large, wooded park planted with local species, designed as an extension of the nearby Meudon forest and offering a very open working environment, “surrounded by nature”.

Throughout these facilities, the quality of the work environment has been made a priority: all of the offices have open views of the campus, the gardens and the nearby Meudon forest. The office units offer great flexibility in terms of layout, and the outdoor spaces, both the park and the terraces, are accessible from all of the buildings.

The large halls marking the entrance to the campus buildings, which are largely open onto the gardens, enhance the image of conviviality and openness of the Dassault Systèmes group.

Team

Contracting authority
– Contracting authority: Covivio
– Delegated contracting authority: Bati Gestion
– Assistant contracting authority: Quadrature Ingénierie
– Technical assistance to the contracting authority: Arte Charpentier
– Investor: CovivioMorgan Stanley, FSA Properties
– User: Dassault Systèmes

Project management
– Architect: Arte Charpentier (Jérôme Le GallVincent GougetFrédéric ChalcoLuc JouyAdrien Maurand)
– Interior architect: Robert Dal Sasso (phase 1) / Arte Charpentier (Edith RichardAlain MorvanStéphane QuignaLéa Devaux) and Yolaine Fleury (phase 2 et 3)
– Landscaping: Arte Charpentier (Nathalie LeroyPauline Rabin Le GallSilvia Pucci)
– MOEXE: Arte Charpentier, Immogis (phase 1) / Artelia (phase 2) / Builders & Partners (phase 3)

Design office
– Structure: Terrell Associés (phase 1 and 2) / RBS (phase 3)
– Fluids: Bethode (phase 1 and 2), Barbanel (phase 3)
– Façades: George Brochet – UPSOS (phase 1 and 2) / Joseph (phase 3)
– VRD: CL Infra
– Kitchen: Restauration Conseil (phase 1 and 2) / Gaury (phase 3)
– Acoustics: Avel Acoustique (phase 1 and 2) / Studio Fa (phase 3)
– Fountains: JML Consultants (phase 1)
– Control office, H&S: Socotec (phase 1 and 2) / Veritas (phase 3)
– AMO HQE: M.Raoust (phase 1) / TERAO (phase 2) / G-ON (phase 3)
– FSS coordinator: Acte Plus
– Economist: Cabinet Ripeau (phase 1) / AXIO (phases 2 and 3)
– Surveyor: Matthias Kulker

Specificities
– Address: 10, rue Marcel Dassault 78140 Vélizy-Villacoublay
– Environmental approach: NF Bâtiments tertiaires Démarche HQE®
– Programme surface area: 6 ha
Phase 1: 82 000 m²
Landscaped park: 38 400 m²
Phase 2: 13 000 m²
Landscaped park: 5 300 m²
Phase 3: 25 000 m²
Landscaped park: 19 600 m²
– Completion date:
phase 1 : 2008
phase 2 : 2017
phase 3 : 2023
Photo credits: LK Photographe

Informations

Type of project New construction
Programme Headquarters
Contracting authority Covivio
Architect Arte Charpentier

Location Vélizy-Villacoublay
Completion date 2008/2017/2023
Surface area 6 ha / 120 000 m²
Environmental approach HQE

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