The COVID-19 pandemic, through the urban planning initiative of "coronavirus bike lanes", has highlighted the return of the bicycle to the city. In reality, this comeback has been under way for many years, though it did get a recent boost. What are the causes? What are the consequences on urban planning today? What will bicycles in cities look like ?
Terrasse des Canaux, a temporary space built with circular economy
Interview of the month: Simon Brouck
Monday July 23rd, 2018
Challenger – 30 Years of Innovation at Bouygues Construction Headquarters
Challenger, which was built in 1988 to house all Bouygues’ business activities, has been the window onto the Group’s know-how for 30 years. Between 1988 and 2018, the headquarters have transformed, mirroring the change in the company. Here is a picture review of thirty years of constant progress.
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For each project we are awarded, our policy is to offer our clients buildings that are exemplary in terms of environmental performance. It is in this spirit that Bouygues Bâtiment International and the International Finance Corporation (IFC) signed a partnership agreement aimed at deploying EDGE environmental certification across all Bouygues Bâtiment International-led projects for which […]
As has become tradition, Bouygues Construction attended the 27th MIPIM event, the world’s largest international real estate event for property professionals, which takes place every year in Cannes, France. This was the perfect opportunity for the Group to present its expertise in property development via Linkcity, and to present its trailblazing neighbourhood planning projects. The […]
The Floatgen project, the largest offshore wind turbine in France on which construction is soon due to be completed in the port of Saint-Nazaire, has won the Usine Nouvelle 2017 Renewable Energies Trophy for Energy Transition at the ceremony organised on Tuesday 16 May in the presence of Jean Jouzel, climatologist and former vice-president of GIEC.