City of Dreams, located in the heart of Cotai in Macao, is a unique integrated entertainment resort that combines entertainment, diverse accommodation, international dining, luxurious shopping, and spacious gaming under one roof. Designed by the famous architect Zaha Hadid, 2004 Pritker Prize winner, this revolutionary building is set to become an iconic landmark in the […]
Friday April 1st, 2016
In a Matching UP partner’s shoes
Launched at the end of 2015, Matching UP, our open innovation program, met with enthusiasm for its first edition. We received more than 140 applications, 28 coaches got in on the action, working alongside 24 innovative startups. The purpose of their collaboration? To purpose and present a co-development R&D project, a trial, or a commercial partnership, […]
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Our series on Bouygues Construction employees who are also high-level athletes continues. This week, read about Ludivine, champion of Qwan Ki Do. You can also watch her practising her discipline. Find out the previous portrait of Guillaume.
ABC came from Bouygues Construction Research and Development, in partnership with Valode & Pistre architects. It aims to promote self-sufficiency in water and energy, and seeks to optimise waste disposal. We met with Denis Valode, co-founder of Valode & Pistre architects.
I’m lucky enough to be working on a superb hydroelectric project at Pragnères in the French Pyrenees, in an absolutely spectacular mountain setting. We are rebuilding a penstock at an altitude of between 900 and 1,400 metres. It’s the first time a penstock of this size has been replaced. We are changing 800 metres of […]
The Axa Tower, the largest refurbishment site in Europe will become the First Tower on its completion in 2011. Located at the entrance to La Défense business district in Paris, one wing of the tower has been lowered considerably and another increased by 15 storeys which will bring it to a height of 231 metres. […]
Picture Anne-Claude BARBIER Following three years of extension and refurbishment works, the Villeneuve-Saint-Georges hospital (in the south-eastern suburbs of Paris) now boasts a Mother-and-Child Unit, a new 22,000 m² building fitted with state-of-the-art technological and medical equipment. It will house the gynaecology, obstetrics and paediatrics departments, which previously were spread over different buildings. It has […]
An eco-neighbourhood is a neighbourhood that combines a social and functional mix, economic vibrancy and environmental awareness. Beyond the ecological aspect, it also aims to develop another way of living together. France, lagging behind its Northern European neighbours, is striving for a comprehensive approach with examples like Bouygues Construction’s LinkCity. Here’s a look at these […]