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GA Smart Building creates its own Design Studio

GA Smart Building puts design at the heart of its approach creating an internal design studio with the arrival of Arthur Farre, new Director of Design.Long committed to a proactive approach to design, innovation and ergonomics.

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”

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Interior air quality: launch of a demonstrator in the GA Smart Building Ofiices

An interior air quality demonstrator has been installed in the premises of the GA Smart Building in Toulouse.

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BNP Paribas Real Estate and GA Smart Building recently inaugurated Luminem, the new head offices for the CCMSA in Bobigny

22 months after the beginning of works, Thierry Laroue-Pont, Chairman of the BNP Paribas Real Estate board of directors and Sébastien Matty, President of the GA Smart Building, recently inaugurated Luminem in the presence of Pascal Cormery.

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GA Smart Building and the american giant Lord Corporation have laid the first stone for the Fly-By-Wire France industrial real estate complex in Pont-de-l’Isère

Edward Auslander, Lord Corporation CEO, and Sébastien Matty, GA Smart Building President, recently laid the first stone for the future Fly-by-Wire Systems France building in Pont-de-l'Isère (26).

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Euro Disney launches the construction of a new 10,000 m2 building with GA Smart Building

Val d'Europe, July 13 2017. Real Estate Development by Euro Disney and GA Smart Building have laid the first stone of the Nala building, the first building constructed behind the scenes at the Disney parks since 2002.

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The GA Group delivers Abellio, the new headquarters in Toulouse for Crédit Agricole Immobilier

After 9 months of work, Marc Oppenheim, Managing Director of Crédit Agricole Immobilier and Sébastien Matty, Chairman of the GA Group, inaugurated the Abellio office building on 18 may, in the presence of Jean-Luc Moudenc.

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A good 2016 and a major turning point for the GA Group in 2017 with the strengthening of employee share ownership which becomes the majority

On 9 march 2017, the GA Group conducted an operation to structure its shareholding. Until then, it had been 60% owned by PWREF I, advised by Aermont Capital, alongside the Group's employees who held the remaining 40%.

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Groupe GA and Trimble join forces to launch the first european Trimble Connect for Hololens (TCH) deployment project

Groupe GA is to integrate into its processes the Hololens holographic helmet technology designed ans distributed by Microsoft and only recently available in France. The aim will be to test and deploy new uses of BIM (Building Infomation Modeling).

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Groupe GA is to build a new property complex of over 25,000 m² destined to house the teams of the hydraulic division of EDF

Groupe GA has recently signed a property development contract with SOFILO, subsidiary of the EDF Group, for the construction of a 25,500 m² property complex.

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Groupe GA and Foncière des Régions lay the foundation stone of the future regional site of Enedis in Reims

Hélène Milot, Enedis Regional Director in Champagne-Ardenne, Audrey Camus, Foncière des Régions Development Director, and Sébastien Matty, President of Groupe GA, have just laid the foundation stone of the future regional site of Enedis, in Reims.

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GA is to build an autonomous outpatient surgery platform on the site of the hôpital universitaire La Pitié-Salpêtrière, à Paris

Assistance Publique des Hôpitaux de Paris has just awarded Groupe GA the contract to design and construct an autonomous outpatient surgery platform on the largest hospital site in Europe.This new unit, dedicated to short-duration treatments.

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Groupe GA to build an industrial property complex for american giant Lord Corporation at Pont-de-l’Isère

Groupe GA and Lord Corporation have signed a property development contract for the construction of an industrial building at Pont-de-l'Isère (26), in the ZAC Vinays in the Auvergne - Rhône-Alpes region.

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GA Services signs 8 new management mandates with Eurosic

EUROSIC has entrusted GA Services with 8 new management mandates for Lyon and Toulouse, representing a total surface aera of 36,600 m².

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The GA Group wins the «Campus» Prize at the 2016 SIMI Awards

Campus Thales Bordeaux, designed by architect Jean-Philippe Le Covec and built by GA, wins the "Campus" Prize at the 2016 SIMI Awards.Campus Thales - a workplace designed for users' comfort and convenience

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The GA Group strengthens its light industrial activity and logistics unit

The GA Group continues to pursue its development strategy with the appointment of Maud Baziz in the light industrial activity and logistics department.Maud Baziz, 35, has become the Director of sales development of industrial activity.

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INSA Toulouse et the GA Group launch the teaching and research chair in «Innovation and Construction»

The GA Group and INSA Toulouse have just signed a major founder patronage agreement, thereby jointly creating the first teaching and research chair sponsored by the INSA Toulouse Foundation, the "Innovation and Construction" chair.

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“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

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The GA Group’s (hyper)active facades

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

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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…

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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A brief history of office break rooms

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

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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

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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).

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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.

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He benefits of napping at work

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

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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The world’s eight most sustainable buildings

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

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Smart Building: how big data makes building continually smarter

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

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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.

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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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