Orange’s new headquarters, always more flexible

The new Orange headquarters, located at the entrance to Issy-les-Moulineaux (Hauts-de-Seine) at 111 quai du Président-Roosevelt on the banks of the Seine, will accommodate 2,900 employees. They have been arriving gradually since Monday, June 7, from the former Paris headquarters and a dozen other sites, to settle in an environment which from its conception has integrated the maximum flexibility of the organization.

“Bridge [c’est le nom du bâtiment] is another way of approaching the workspace. This building is a receptacle that allows Orange to evolve according to events including the Covid ”, summarizes the real estate developer Alain Taravella, founding president of Altarea. Designed before the pandemic and the generalization of teleworking, the new headquarters did not need to be redesigned to integrate the changes that have occurred in the organization of work.

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“We are happy to have maintained the project by learning the lessons of the few months we have just spent. Ventilation, circulation, distancing, contactless services, the building integrates health security. As for teleworking, I don’t believe in full teleworking, but there will be a hybrid model, explains Stéphane Richard. Orange already had the practice of teleworking. We have gone to another scale by integrating nomadism with flows: there will be more people who will come than assigned positions, with large coworking spaces open to those who will pass through the building. The building equipped with 5G will be fully fiber-reinforced to the workstation. We will be able to circulate there and process everything digitally via the badge “, described the CEO of Orange on March 18, on the occasion of the delivery of the keys to the building.

A scalable workspace

For the architect Jean-Paul Viguier: “Space is to be invented by those who go to work there. ” An example ? “The roof is designed to be accessible to everyone, with desks, glass boxes where you can work. “

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Concretely, whether they come out of the RER or come from the cycle paths on the banks of the Seine, as soon as they pass through the door, employees enter a vast atrium flooded with light and planted with trees, surrounded by bleachers equipped with power sockets. connect your work equipment to it.

Everyone must be able to settle down to work in these common spaces. They are bordered by stairs that lead to the eight floors where open spaces are more classically organized by department or service (the HRD at 1er, code it to 7e), equipped with blocks of lockers, but without a nominative office, except that of Stéphane Richard.

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