Designed by architect Philipe Chiambaretta (PCA-STREAM), the firm’s new building complex covers 19,000 sq.m. A first building, dating back to the 19th century, will be used to welcome clients. A former eight-floor French Navy site built in 1948, with a contemporary architecture, will be the firm’s second building, which will house all lawyers and employees. The link between tradition and modernity is important to the firm, and a new glass and metal building has therefore been erected between the two buildings to embody this link.
Interior design was managed by Archimage for office spaces, and PCA-STREAM for common areas. Assistance to the contracting authority was handled by Orféo Développement. Gide's teams, alongside these three agencies, designed work and living spaces that bring together efficiency, synergy and comfort.
The HQE (High Quality Environmental standard) “Excellent” and BREEAM (Building Research Establishment Environmental Assessment Method) “Very Good” building certifications, as well as green spaces that encourage biodiversity, including a herb garden on the roof of the contemporary building, mean the firm can go further in its commitments towards Corporate and Social Responsibility.
For Gide senior and managing partners Xavier de Kergommeaux and Stéphane Puel: "Our move to rue de Laborde is the start of a new chapter for our firm, and goes hand-in-hand with our growth ambition and dynamic. More than a new address, it is a veritable corporate project that we imagined collectively and that is in line with our values of excellence and innovation".
Project architect Philippe Chiambaretta adds: "The dual identity of the Laborde project, a site between heritage and modernity, is ideal for a profession that relies on the structural and historic characteristics of the law, but must also constantly evolve with the society that such law governs. I am very pleased that, after long years of research, Gide has chosen this project to write a new page of its history."
Gide is a premier international law firm and the first to have originated in France. Founded in Paris in 1920, the firm now operates from 14 offices throughout the world. It has 550 lawyers, drawn from 35 different nationalities. Gide offers some of the most respected specialists in each of the various sectors of national and international finance and business law. | @GideLawFirm
PCA-STREAM brings together 80 architects, town planners, designers and engineers, capable of meeting the complex challenges of the contemporary world. PCA is the architecture and urban planning agency, STREAM is a unique cross-disciplinary research programme to which over 150 researchers contribute worldwide, and whose work is widely disseminated and applied in major PCA projects. | @pcastream