The Hive - Headquarters HP Inc. and HP Enterprise

Meyrin-Satigny

This administrative building was developed to house the European headquarters of HP Inc. and HP Enterprise and is part of the development of The Hive campus, located in the Meyrin-Satigny (GE) industrial zone. The facade grid, punctuated by 32 different modules, is inspired by the binary computer language.

Year

2017

Developed by

CCHE Lausanne SA et CCHE Nyon SA

Client

HIAG

Program

4 administrative floors, company restaurant, 2 receptions, technical premises, multi-purpose room, 115 parking spaces

Floor area (GFA)

12'300 m²

Volume (SIA)

46'510 m³

Realization

CCHE Lausanne SA

Architecture de CCHE du bâtiment administratif Headquarters HP Inc. et HP Enterprise Suisse

Architecture

The façade of the building is made of pre-fabricated "sandwich" type elements that include a load-bearing part, insulation and external facing. The vertical elements carry the upper slabs while the horizontal elements do not have a load-bearing function.

The façade grid is inspired by computer language. It is based on the 0 1 0 1 0 repetition of the binary codes. 32 different modules were required to compose the 334 parts of the façade.

The building is in a classical rectangular plan and rises 4 levels above the ground floor. The ground floor is essentially common to both companies, while above it, the two companies have two floors each, totally independent, with dedicated access and elevators.

Architecture de CCHE du bâtiment administratif Headquarters HP Inc. et HP Enterprise Suisse

32 different modules were needed to make up the 334 rooms of the "sandwich" type facade

Architecture de CCHE du bâtiment administratif Headquarters HP Inc. et HP Enterprise Suisse

Interior

On the ground floor, the receptions of the two companies face each other. This floor also has a restaurant, a coffee corner, a multipurpose room and a professional kitchen.

The interior fittings represent the ultimate evolution of open space. Although free, the spaces are subtly defined by visual alignments or by the presence of small closed or semi-closed rooms of different sizes and typologies (telephone booth, small lounge with sofa, confidential room with reinforced acoustics, classic conference room, etc.).

Architecture d'intérieur de CCHE du bâtiment administratif Headquarters HP Inc. et HP Enterprise Suisse
Architecture d'intérieur de CCHE du bâtiment administratif Headquarters HP Inc. et HP Enterprise Suisse
Architecture d'intérieur de CCHE du bâtiment administratif Headquarters HP Inc. et HP Enterprise Suisse
Architecture d'intérieur de CCHE du bâtiment administratif Headquarters HP Inc. et HP Enterprise Suisse
Architecture d'intérieur de CCHE du bâtiment administratif Headquarters HP Inc. et HP Enterprise Suisse
Architecture d'intérieur de CCHE du bâtiment administratif Headquarters HP Inc. et HP Enterprise Suisse

Design

Representing the activity of Hewlett Packard Enterprise, this animation dresses all the exterior walls of the conference rooms of its new European headquarters in Geneva. With a simple and precise expression, this intervention makes one think of a printed circuit or a flow of information, sometimes converging, sometimes diverging.

Playing with the perspectives of the existing place, this motif reveals new "virtual" spaces and landscapes. Starting from the premise that the digital world is alive and evolving, we worked with a dichroic film which, by changing colour according to the viewer's point of view and the reflections of his environment, gives the illusion of a constantly moving flow of energy.

Signalétique de CCHE pour le bâtiment administratif Headquarters HP Inc. et HP Enterprise Suisse
Signalétique de CCHE pour le bâtiment administratif Headquarters HP Inc. et HP Enterprise Suisse
Signalétique de CCHE pour le bâtiment administratif Headquarters HP Inc. et HP Enterprise Suisse
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