Microsoft European Headquarters
Issy-Les-Moulineaux, France

Microsoft European Headquarters Issy-Les-Moulineaux, France
Photography: Arquitectonica
Completion date 2009
Architects: Arquitectonica

Like the hulls of a trimaran, the three office buildings point towards the Seine.

Glass-clad curtain walling forms the exterior of the three office buildings, which resemble a ship’s bow. The slightly fanned-out arrangement of the buildings allows more light into the complex and creates the appearance of a trimaran anchored at the quays of the Seine.

In the high traffic washroom area of the office buildings, the robust frame and wear-resistant cartridge of the GROHE Essence faucet represent reliability, functionality, extraordinary durability and increased sustainability, including at the European headquarters of Microsoft.