Isbergues, FRANCE

DATE  :  2007

         AREA  :  1 500 m²

CLIENT  :  Arcelor Mittal


A green haven in the heart of the steel industry giant's factories, the 1,500 m2 Arcelor Mittal training centre revolutionizes working-class architecture and its codes. No blind walls, no massive blocks.


The building is organized around numerous and slender central structures, which maintain the edifice and create a vast alley for circulation. 

Light wells, patios and basins lighten the first section, which showcases the stainless steel showroom and the auditorium. There, raw stainless steel is revisited. A draughtboard of polished and mat material embellishes the floor. 

The second section is dedicated to training and gives priority to functionality. The absence of dividing walls enables fluid circulation of engines. The overall brightness results from the glass upper section and the façade's play on openings. 

Arcelor Mittal is the world's number one steel and mining company, with over 280,000 employees in more than 60 countries. It has led the consolidation of the world steel industry and today ranks as the only truly global steelmaker.

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