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Ministry of the Interior, Overseas and local communities


Project management mission:
Design / production / decoration

Existing area:

Amount of works:
850 000 000Fcp
700,000,000 Euros



Designing an administrative building for the state in French Polynesia is first of all responding to the priority given to the fight against climate change while considering the living conditions of those who will work there and who will have to accept a certain number behaviors to support this environmental approach.


In several ways, this building is emblematic:

  • The representativeness of the state in Polynesia but also in the Pacific,

  • A strategic location along Pouvanaa Oopa avenue near the Presidency,

  • An environmental quality approach as the owner wishes,

  • The proximity of the park around the Presidency which is the only green space in the city center and which can allow to design a new generation of office buildings in French Polynesia.


The building fits linearly along Pouvanaa Oopa avenue and establishes a link between the vegetal side of the Presidency and the urban side of the avenue.


IIts volume in 3 and 4 levels set-back naturally extends the two existing buildings while displaying an assertive modernity.


The west facade is covered with an arachnean mesh in stainless steel sheet which protects from the setting sun while maintaining transparency in order to benefit from natural light and sight.


The central entrance, marked by a veil covered with basalt stone, seals the sustainability of the structure.


Vertical sun shades protect from the rising sun. The east facade is fully vegetated to extend the remarkable surrounding garden.


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