Saint-Gobain, the world’s largest building materials company, used its own materials to create its state-of-the-art corporate headquarters in Malvern, according to a report in Arch Daily
The goal of creating the complex was for it to double as an active showcase of the 350-year-old company’s products.
During the development, the site’s two long-dormant buildings were transformed into an integrated headquarters by teams of designers from both Bernardon and Jacobs. The company used more than 50 of its own interior and exterior building materials to help with air quality, acoustics, energy efficiency, and ergonomics.
The existing, four-story buildings were joined together by a four-story bridge. The renovations took 18 months and opened on Oct. 15, 2015 and signaled a new era for the company.
The complex now includes 116 collaborative meeting spaces and more than 800 workstations, all of which have window views. The building also features a soundproof cafeteria, fitness facility, a scenic outdoor amphitheater with a water feature, and 1.3 miles of walking trails.