Crystal Défense - HSBC Headquarters, Nanterre

The Neruda office building juxtaposes three glass prisms. In the central prism, an exotic garden open to the public serves as the main entrance. Full of plants, it offers a natural transition between public and private spaces. On each floor, the balconies look on to the garden which, at night, becomes a fountain of light. The glass facades optimise lighting. The technical facilities are distributed in the three rooftop shelters.

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