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Black, Clichy, France

LOCATION: Clichy, France
PRODUCTS USED: Burnt Accoya on Flat Rail

ARCHITECT: Emmanuel Combarel Dominique Marrec Architectes

Located on a former industrial site, Black aims to be one of the largest low-carbon buildings in France. The aim of this
decarbonised project is to create a green urban campus for AXA IM Alts and Redman. It has been designed to facilitate relationships between spaces, places and people.

Comprising two independent buildings, one of 31,520 m2 on the garden side and the other of 17,170 m2 on the courtyard side,
it will accommodate three commercial premises, an auditorium and a concierge service. The project will offer 47,890 m2 of office space, 314 m2 of retail space, 980 m2 of bicycle storage, more than 500 parking spaces and will be able to accommodate more than 4,000 people.

Through an environmentally-friendly design, the people involved in this project wanted to forge links between the communities
and their environment to create a genuine osmosis between them. Black aims to achieve a number of labels and certifications, including HQE Neuf Exceptional level, BREEAM Excellent, BBCA, E+/C- level E1/C1, Bâtiment Biosourcé, BiodiverCity, Osmoz, R2S and Wiredscore.
With this in mind, our Grad system was chosen for the construction of 6,300 m2 of burnt Accoya® cladding using the ancestral Japanese technique of Yaki Sugi.

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Burnt Accoya

Modified by acetylation.

Burnt using the
ancestral Japanese technique of Yaki Sugi.

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