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05.06.2015

The GA Group inaugurates a new generation of offices with Agua

Agua is first and foremost a monumental work of art installed in the lobby of the headquarters of Groupe GA.

Ryadh Sallem
Ryadh Sallem
High-level athlete, community activist, Social and Solidarity Economy entrepreneur and Paris 2024 Ambassador

We have the ability to analyse our impact on our environment and must be more ambitious. We should be anticipating the integration or reintegration of living things, upstream from any urban, construction, renovation or facilitation project. And every time we create spaces where we know that plants will grow and climb, that animal species will find a refuge...

Excerpt from the article “For the future, I dream of an inclusive city that will celebrate all living things”

Press
15.04.2015

The GA Group lays the cornerstone of the Thales Campus in Bordeaux

The campus, designed by the Jean-Philippe Le Covec architectural firm, is focused on creating a working environment that betters its occupiers' performance and well-being.

Press
03.12.2014

The GA Group restructures its organization and confirms its development strategy

Eight months after joining the GA Group, Sébastien Matty is setting up a new organization designed to support the group's development.

Press
27.11.2014

Affine and GA sign an agreement for a second office building in the Borderouge district of Toulouse

Affine has just signed a commitment to buy a second office building in Toulouse from the GA Group. The 2,900- sq m building will be purchased for 7.5 million euros (including transfer duties).

Press
25.11.2014

The GA Group to build a 50 000 m² campus for THALES

GA will build Thales' campus Air Innov' in Bordeaux – Mérignac. This complex will house the 2,300 employees of Thales Systèmes Aéroportés and Thales Avionics.

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“For the future, I dream of an inclusive city that celebrates all living things”
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28.11.2019

“For the future, I dream of an inclusive city that celebrates all living things”

An interview with Ryadh Sallem on how he sees the future of urban environments, the place he imagines for nature, interactions and sport, and his perspective on accessibility

The GA Group’s (hyper)active facades
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14.12.2016

The GA Group’s (hyper)active facades

Combining user comfort and energy performance, our active facades are giving a whole new look to buildings.

How is the company Opale unleashing the power of employees and creativity?
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13.12.2016

How is the company Opale unleashing the power of employees and creativity?

Transparent and liberated, Opale shows its employees trust, gives them freedom -- and is duly rewarded in return.

Smart building: this is not a light bulb
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05.09.2016

Smart building: this is not a light bulb

No offence to Thomas Edison, but traditional incandescent light bulbs will soon be just collectors' items. Deemed too wasteful of energy, too fragile, and obsolete, they are now frowned upon by individuals and building professionals alike.

Concretely artistic
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31.08.2016

Concretely artistic

Although concrete is more often associated with sturdiness, resistance and rustic simplicity, it can also be an attractive, noble material. Many architects, artists and designers give it a central, sometimes unexpected, role in their works.

Imogen Ohlson: cultivating the imagination
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02.08.2016

Imogen Ohlson: cultivating the imagination

In a project that combines art and the environment, artist Imogen Ohlson reused GA's unused paper New Year's cards to make two works of art that will be installed in GA's Paris offices and in Agua, its Toulouse headquarters.

Quiz: What kind of colleague are you?
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27.07.2016

Quiz: What kind of colleague are you?

Our daily habits at the office are very telling. Is your desk chaotic, are you a control freak, are you easy-going? Take this test to find out what kind of colleague you are!1) In the morning during your coffee break…

Concrete: the comeback of a resistant – and attractive — material!
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21.07.2016

Concrete: the comeback of a resistant – and attractive — material!

You either like it or you don't: concrete rarely leaves people indifferent. The external appearance of buildings constructed in the 1960s and 1970s is the main reason for this attitude.

Darwin, the ecosystem of transition
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13.07.2016

Darwin, the ecosystem of transition

In the centre of Bordeaux, on the right bank of the Garonne, on three hectares of former military wasteland stands Darwin, an ecological, responsible laboratory that houses coworking spaces, companies, associations, retail shops and restaurants.

Laughing your way to the desk: a short history of humour in the office
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08.07.2016

Laughing your way to the desk: a short history of humour in the office

Work is a serious matter, but it's possible to be funny while working! Humour, long kept restrained and subdued in the work context, is now recognized as an essential component.

Building smart buildings intelligently
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06.07.2016

Building smart buildings intelligently

The building sector consumes more energy than any other sector in France. As the leading consumer, it plays a major role in energy transition. The challenge faced by industrialists in the public works.

Connected objects at the service of occupational health
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21.06.2016

Connected objects at the service of occupational health

At a time when companies are increasingly looking after their teams' well-being, connected objects are being introduced in the workplace to support and improve workers' health.

Biodiversity and building: myth or reality?
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20.06.2016

Biodiversity and building: myth or reality?

While it has been the object of numerous studies, on the ground biodiversity is still far from having the protection it deserves in the light of its contributions and benefits. In the face of climate change.

Well-being at work: some inspiring solutions
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16.06.2016

Well-being at work: some inspiring solutions

Relaxation areas, nap rooms, colourful offices and coffee machines worthy of a bistro testify to the fact that companies are attaching more and more importance to employees' well-being.

Will the office of the future be paperless?
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02.06.2016

Will the office of the future be paperless?

A survey of office employees conducted by Ricoh and The Economist reveals that 59% of respondents believe that non-digital information will be completely obsolete by 2020.

A brief history of office break rooms
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27.05.2016

A brief history of office break rooms

Today, foosball and ping pong tables are practically essential features in every self-respecting startup.

All about BIM: 6 questions for Rémi Visière
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25.05.2016

All about BIM: 6 questions for Rémi Visière

The emergence of BIM (Building Information Modelling) in the GA Group has transformed working habits and methods. FullBIM, the digital modelling process implemented in the Group, is more than just a tool

Smart buildings and users: an enduring relationship that needs to be invented
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17.05.2016

Smart buildings and users: an enduring relationship that needs to be invented

By monitoring and analysing all items of energy consumption, production and storage, smart buildings can manage flows as quickly and efficiently as possible.

From clean desk to selective sorting, the pursuit of the tidy office
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03.05.2016

From clean desk to selective sorting, the pursuit of the tidy office

In the era of open-plan offices, cleanliness is everyone's business. Given their influence on the work atmosphere and employees' productivity, clean and tidy desks have nothing but positive effects on a company.

A brief history of coffee machines
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26.04.2016

A brief history of coffee machines

According to an Ifop/Nespresso study conducted in 2014, 75% of employees drink at least one cup of coffee during their work day.

Eureka: GA innovation’s box of ideas
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21.04.2016

Eureka: GA innovation’s box of ideas

The problem with good ideas is that they are extremely volatile. To harness all the ideas with innovation potential, the GA Group has its own specific initiative, called Eureka.

Startup retreats: time and space for a creative and enterprising team
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19.04.2016

Startup retreats: time and space for a creative and enterprising team

A startup retreat is something between a seminar and a team-building event, between co-working spaces and co-living spaces.

A tour of the world’s most sustainable cities
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13.04.2016

A tour of the world’s most sustainable cities

The sustainable city is a major challenge in developed societies. It combines local objectives (quality of life, proximity, mobility) and global ones (climate, biodiversity, carbon footprint).

A short history of the lunch break
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12.04.2016

A short history of the lunch break

Today, the lunch break is more and more synonymous with conviviality or of a pleasant break in a day of work.

He benefits of napping at work
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07.04.2016

He benefits of napping at work

From "zen" spaces to futuristic nap cocoons, the practice of nap in the workplace could become widespread.

From the myths surrounding artificial intelligence to actual usage in buildings
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05.04.2016

From the myths surrounding artificial intelligence to actual usage in buildings

Through the use of artificial intelligence, buildings are becoming autonomous entities capable of considering, producing and processing data.

Science-Fiction at work and in the office
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30.03.2016

Science-Fiction at work and in the office

From the tactile and ergonomic workplan to the large aseptic open space, science fiction imagines our workplaces of tomorrow.

The physical transformation of companies: the six latest trends in office life
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22.03.2016

The physical transformation of companies: the six latest trends in office life

What if the work environment was the prime factor influencing employee engagement? This was the conclusion of a study carried out by Steelcase-Ipsos, published in February 2016.

A brief history of the open plan layout
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10.03.2016

A brief history of the open plan layout

Open plan offices first appeared in the 1960s, and the concept became firmly established in companies the world over. Often accused of being a source of noise nuisance and stress.

The world’s eight most sustainable buildings
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02.03.2016

The world’s eight most sustainable buildings

From Grenoble to Melbourne, a tour of the world's most sustainable buildings.

Emmanuelle Duez : «My bed can also be a work space.»
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25.02.2016

Emmanuelle Duez : «My bed can also be a work space.»

Emmanuelle Duez was not yet 30 when she organized The Boson Project, a committed start-up providing support to large companies that wish to set up new flexible.

CES 2016: 5 connected objects to adopt for tomorrow’s office
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23.02.2016

CES 2016: 5 connected objects to adopt for tomorrow’s office

With the multiplication of connected objects, professional life will continue to be transformed. Close-up on 5 innovations.

The «sit–stand» desk: a remedy for sedentarism at work?
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17.02.2016

The «sit–stand» desk: a remedy for sedentarism at work?

Obesity, backache, and cardio-vascular disease are some of the harmful effects on our health that can, according to a study conducted by the Observatory of Sedentarism, result from sitting all day long.

Smart Building: how big data makes building continually smarter
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16.02.2016

Smart Building: how big data makes building continually smarter

More than architects' plans and concrete blocks, tomorrow's building considers itself ever smarter.

The office-less generation: the words they use | GA
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11.02.2016

The office-less generation: the words they use | GA

In 1985, the Harvard Business Review published an article entitled “Your office is where you are”. Today, the generation of workers without a fixed office, nomadic workers without any professional.

Do we work better surrounded by nature?
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03.02.2016

Do we work better surrounded by nature?

Employees who take their breaks in a green environment or in front of a natural landscape reportedly develop a greater capacity to concentrate and be more productive.

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