Saint-Gobain and NOVA are launching a challenge in Africa to identify the continent's most innovative startups and develop new solutions, particularly in e-commerce.
Emblem of Saint-Gobain and showcase of its skills, the tower hosts the Group's new headquarters in the heart of the Paris La Défense business district, in the town of Courbevoie.
Becoming the worldwide leader in light and sustainable construction means offering high-performance, sustainable solutions to our customers in the construction markets. Saint-Gobain High Performance Solutions is committed to this.
Saint-Gobain’s focus on high-performance innovative building solutions, and ability to provide detailed certification on the environmental impact of each of its market leading products, has ensured its position as a key supplier of building materials for Dubai’s highly anticipated WORLD EXPO 2020.
In France Saint-Gobain PAM Canalisation is continuing its efforts to conserve resources and limit the impact of its activity by installing a furnace powered by decarbonized electricity. As a result, it has reduced its CO2 emissions and is able to recycle 100% of cast iron waste.
High urbanization also means architectural prowess and improved comfort. The United Arab Emirates, a past master in this field, has once again demonstrated this with a 75-story double tower designed with the help of numerous Saint-Gobain solutions.
Recovering and recycling to create more sustainable cities are major challenges for the building sector and therefore for the flat glass industry. Find out how Saint-Gobain uses its know-how to limit waste and promote a circular economy that has become crucial in an increasingly urbanized world.
The new Saint-Gobain Ecophon® SoundCircularity™ service launched in France is part of a circular economy approach with a complete support solution for recycling end-of-life products.
The longest bridge ever built using 3D printing is located in Nijmegen, Netherlands, at the Saint-Gobain Weber Beamix factory.
The French retailer's export department, which was stopped in its tracks by the health crisis, is once again taking to the skies to supply its customers' construction sites abroad.
In France, the Aniche flat glass plant has launched a "Tri Calcin" [Cullet Sorting] project. The aim is to significantly reduce its CO2 emissions and recycle the glass available from local renovation sites.
"At Saint-Gobain, we have made a promise to our customers. A demanding promise: to offer them well-being where our materials are present, in their homes, in their offices, in their cars ... Performance and thermal comfort, acoustics, visuals and air quality: we make everyday life more pleasant and help preserve the environment.
In this way, we want to offer our 2,500 Ile-de-France employees the opportunity to work together, in a single tower integrating our best solutions."
KEY DATA OF THE PROJECT
- 165 m high
- 44 levels including 38 above the slab of La Défense
- Over 80 Saint-Gobain materials and solutions
- Start of construction: May 2016 / Delivery: 1st quarter 2020
WHO SETTLES IN THE TOWER?
We have brought together in the Saint-Gobain Tower the headquarters of most of our activities located in Ile-de-France, including the Compagnie de Saint-Gobain, SGDBF, Placo, ISOVER, Building Distribution brands (Point.P, CEDEO), Saint-Gobain Glass France and its subsidiaries, as well as the Information Systems Department.
WHAT SAINT-GOBAIN MATERIALS ARE USED?
Over 80 of the Group's essential products have been used:
COOL-LITE® ST BRIGHT SILVER solar control glass, Placo® Activ'Air®, weber.floor 4630 mortar, SageGlass electrochromic glass, ISOVER Coatwool glass wool, SMU-S channeling system by PAM, the Saint-Gobain Solar Gard Graffitigard 4 MIL window film, the Elance range of glass partitions by Clipper, the Plafometal active ceiling, the Ecophon Akusto Wall C acoustic wall panel.
The new building has received four certifications:
- HQE (High Environmental Quality) by Certivea – Niveau “Exceptionnel” on all the four themes Environment, Comfort, Health and Energy
- High Energy Performance Label: Effinergie +
- LEED (Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design) : Building Design and Construction: Core and Shell Development by U.S. Green Building Council – Platinum certification
- BREEAM International (Building Research Establishment Environmental Assessment Method) : New Construction) - Outstanding
These four certifications make this building a fairly unique achievement from an environmental standpoint.
This project was managed and financed by its owner, the insurer Generali, who, assisted by Hines, commissioned the VINCI group to carry it out.
The architectural, technical and environmental project for the new tower was designed by the Valode & Pistre agency, which was selected by Saint-Gobain and Generali, in consultation with EPADESA, following an international architectural consultation. This project is in line with the strategy of EPADESA and Defacto and perfectly illustrates the attractiveness of Paris La Défense and its influence abroad.
THE GENESIS OF THE PROJECT ON VIDEO