Sergison Bates

Saint-Denis Office building . Paris

Sergison Bates . Saint-Denis Office building . Paris (1)

Sergison Bates architects

As part of a 167,000m² masterplan for the mixed-use Pleyel site in Saint-Denis, Paris, we were invited by TVK to contribute an ’emblematic’ new office building.


The proposal was for a sculpted form with a framed facade of shimmering olive green ceramic – quietly ordered and richly modelled. Large winter gardens bring the new landscape in, inviting daylight and nature into the 40m deep office spaces.

The plan offers a semi-public space at ground floor, and at the top, where the facade forms a ceramic crown, a loggia provides far-reaching views to the heart of Paris. The office spaces between are fluidly arranged around three cores whose position is synchronised with the form of the building’s skin.

Office building competition, Saint-Denis,
Paris, France, 2017
Gross internal area: 30,000 m2

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