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Air Tahiti Real Estate Company


Project management mission:
Design / production / coordination / decoration in collaboration with the Majorelle office

Existing area:
7888m °

Amount of works:
915 219 468 Fcp
7,700,000 Euros


Work deadlines:
From November 99 to March 30, 2001 (16 months)

Air Tahiti is a very important company in the Polynesian landscape not only for its number of employees (900 people) but especially for its function which ensures the unity of French Polynesia through its regular connections between the different islands. It is both anchored in the traditional landscape (of the population of remote archipelagos) but also resolutely turned towards the future by the high technology it uses. The former offices being scattered several kilometers away, it was a question of bringing all these services together in a friendly place which would encourage meetings. The acquired land adjoins the airport and becomes an extension of the airport hub.


The building was located at the limit of the site along the ring road thus to be open to the airport through a tropical garden. The different services are linked by a central core - spaces for relaxation and contact. All of the offices are landscaped, which is very innovative in Tahiti and has engaged staff in a different approach to the working atmosphere.


The facade materials used are both natural (Moorea stone / wood) but also contemporary (parklex / aluminum joinery / bolt / modular partition) in order to reflect the duality "past / future" of this company. Thus, the curves of the sub forgets and sunshade supports take up the shapes of the frames of the airplane wings.


The construction of this building made it possible to connect the airport area to the city of Faaa by the establishment of pedestrian connections. The road side has been preserved to provide a commercial facade open to the town of Faaa and allow the building to be linked to the town. Thus, the largely dimensioned underground parking allows to shelter the vehicles as well as the air parking which frees up the parking of the airport.


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