ORANGE HQ

ORANGE HQ

DATE  2021

LOCATION ORANGE HQ PARIS

STATUS COMPLETED

CLIENT ORANGE

TEAM

SMILE

Architect and General Contractor
Mamou-Mani ltd.
Arthur Mamou-Mani, Bilal Mian, Carmen Hu, Theophile Péju, Fun Yuen, Krishna Bhat, Holly Hawkins, Arik Oslerne, Nina Pestel, Youen Perhirin, Alex Onufriev, Chioma Ekwo, James Cheung, Andros Antoniades, Hafsa Syed

Structural Engineers
Format Engineering

Fabrication/Installation/Timber Detailing Cabanas
Xylotek Ltd.
Martin Self, Tom Dawson, Oscar Emanuel, Chris Lemka and team

Fabrication/Installation Presidential Lounge
FabPub ltd.
Jonah Maxted, Giovanni Panico, Shalom Osuchukwu, Juan Gonzales, Michael Wilson, Wilhem Moser

Fabrication Smile
The White Wall ltd.
Andrew Humber, Ashley Elliot, Robin Baker-Gibbs and team

Installation for Smile
Backface Studio
Julien Borrel, Tatiana Kaltenbacher and team

Lighting Engineering and installation
Street Communication
Yannick Yamanga, Moemen Salama and team

The Smile
A 150m #Origami flowing through the space revealing two giant and warm smiles glowing with a gently animated orange light. The project is inspired by the flow of lava cracking open to reveal its soft molten core. The folds strengthen thousands of different paper thin lasercut zintec panels together.

The Cabanas
Steam bent #timber modules inspired by the natural fibres found in dried cactus and forming the skin for pod-like spaces to welcome the Orange team. The structure was designed, engineered and simulated digitally as straight lines folding into 3D to minimise waste. (Photo by Martin Phelps)

The WoodenWaves 3.0
Built from an open-source laser cut #latticehinge technique applied to plywood and combined with fabric to form a composite material, our #WoodenWaves are adapted to form flowing shelves and large TV supports for the presidential lounge.