Manufacture Cartier Joaillerie – Le Locle

Type of building:
Administration building and workshops
Owner:
Manufacture Cartier Joaillerie
Address:
Les Saignoles 9, 2400 Le Locle
Year (s) of the works:
2013-2015

Presentation of the building

A transparent glass case between pastures and Jura fir trees This is the new building of the Maison Cartier watchmaking factory. . This construction, mainly made of glass and concrete, stands on three levels to accommodate 175 watchmaking professions; divided into three areas, development, production and customer service, as well as a parking lot in the basement . This gives a total of 16’000 m2 to compose according to their needs. Given the limited height, in order not to distort the landscape, a major earthwork was undertaken at the beginning of the work.
Natural light is always an essential need in the world of watchmaking . Light flows through the bay windows and through a glass roof over a vast central atrium. . In addition to this skylight, the roof is planted with 2000 m2 of photovoltaic panels to cover 66% of lighting needs

Emergency lighting concept

In order to meet the standards in force, our smoke evacuation system was based on two smoke extraction units located in the building's technical rooms. In order to meet the standards in force, our smoke evacuation system was based on two smoke extraction units located in the building's technical rooms. Two different power units were supplied to meet the requirements of the client. In addition to this, we also commissioned and supplied 12 fire-fighting switches located at various strategic points in the building. This system is designed to allow firefighters to deploy the various connected openings at will in case of smoke or fire problems

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