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Orange Ivory Coast Headquarter

An Intricate Circular Frame

Koffi & Diabaté Architectes

Orange Ivory Coast Headquarter
By Redazione The Plan -

A circular building with an intricate façade, the Orange headquarters in the Ivory Coast stands on the shores of the lush Ebrié Lagoon in Abidjan. Designed by Koffi & Diabaté Architectes, the building is part of an ambitious project to redevelop the entire Rivera urban area, creating a park that blends seamlessly into the adjacent golf course. It was from the latter that the architects drew inspiration for the layout of the building, which extends over seven floors and has a façade of more than 4,000 sq. m. An intricate jewel-inspired frame wraps around the building like a second skin, defining the exterior esthetic and playing a key role in cooling the building by passively blocking the sun’s rays to prevent excessive heat buildup inside, which has numerous offices and open spaces. From initial design to on-site installation, Jet Contractors’ engineering and fabrication expertise were critical resources for the architects, as this structure has 4,000 unique
double-curved pieces that form such a complex curvilinear shape it required a specific study before it could be built. Jet Contractors also worked closely with Dassault Systèmes to create a complete digital mockup of the sophisticated façade using innovative BIM technologies to design each three-dimensional component of the structure.

Jet Contractors works in a wide range of sectors, from public infrastructure to residential buildings, but whatever the specific project, it always applies the best technical solutions to ensure optimal performance of its building envelopes.
The Orange headquarters in the Ivory Coast is one of the many projects the group has completed in Africa.

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