Henning Larsen



A green building by Henning Larsen

Henning Larsen; Keurk Architecture
Office building
Lille, France
7.500 sqm
Bespoke façades

Biotope, a project by Bouygues Bâtiment Nord-Est designed by Henning Larsen Architects and Keurk Architecture, is the new headquarters of the Métropole Européenne de Lille. It was created by implementing natural materials such as wood and stone and is equipped with large green terraces. Particularly noteworthy in terms of energy savings, Biotope meets the most demanding environmental standards. It obtained the BREEAM certification, which evaluates the health quality and well-being of users, the E+C- certification mark, which recognizes its low carbon footprint and its high energy performance, the Wiredscore brand and the Biodivercity brand, thanks to its excellence in terms of respect and development of biodiversity.

An ally of the environment

The double-skin façade has been specifically designed for the automatic regulation of the internal temperature of the building, reducing carbon emissions due to the heating necessary to make the offices comfortable.

A customised ventilation system integrated with the double-skin façade

Visual and performance mock-ups made internally at SIMLAB, our laboratory for tests and certifications

Projects in evidence


Milan, Italy

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