Agua is first and foremost a monumental work of art installed in the lobby of the headquarters of Groupe GA.
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”
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.
Eight months after joining the GA Group, Sébastien Matty is setting up a new organization designed to support the group's development.
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).
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.
The off-site is the future of construction with reduced deadlines
with a modular approach
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
Combining user comfort and energy performance, our active facades are giving a whole new look to buildings.
Transparent and liberated, Opale shows its employees trust, gives them freedom -- and is duly rewarded in return.
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.
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.
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.
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…
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Today, foosball and ping pong tables are practically essential features in every self-respecting startup.
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
By monitoring and analysing all items of energy consumption, production and storage, smart buildings can manage flows as quickly and efficiently as possible.
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.
According to an Ifop/Nespresso study conducted in 2014, 75% of employees drink at least one cup of coffee during their work day.
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.
A startup retreat is something between a seminar and a team-building event, between co-working spaces and co-living spaces.
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).
Today, the lunch break is more and more synonymous with conviviality or of a pleasant break in a day of work.
From "zen" spaces to futuristic nap cocoons, the practice of nap in the workplace could become widespread.
Through the use of artificial intelligence, buildings are becoming autonomous entities capable of considering, producing and processing data.
From the tactile and ergonomic workplan to the large aseptic open space, science fiction imagines our workplaces of tomorrow.
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.
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.
From Grenoble to Melbourne, a tour of the world's most sustainable buildings.
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.
With the multiplication of connected objects, professional life will continue to be transformed. Close-up on 5 innovations.
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.
More than architects' plans and concrete blocks, tomorrow's building considers itself ever smarter.
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.
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.