Echo & Tango
Smart and attractive office buildings
Valence (26), France
Modern and user-friendly workspaces
Echo & Tango are located opposite the Valence TGV train station in the Rovaltain business park, in the heart of Valence Romans Agglo, at the crossroads of the Alpine corridor and the Rhone valley motorways. The Ecoparc has gradually been developing for several years around the Valence TGV station and is now home to over a hundred companies. The Echo & Tango buildings, which form the entrance to the new park, offer a peaceful working environment, meeting spaces and friendly events.
Echo & Tango are "smart" buildings for companies and users, in terms of functionality, modularity, as well as regarding their ecological footprint (BREEAM certification): energy consumption is optimised ("smart grid ready" building to obtain a real-time overview) and the construction methods were environmentally friendly. Elegance was also the order of the day and particular attention was paid to the noble materials in the facade.
The Echo & Tango buildings follow on from the M3 building, with levels rising to ground+4 in the west and north to structure the main roads in a homogeneous and coherent manner. On the southern and eastern facades, the levels are arranged in landscape terraces, rising from ground+4 to ground+1 towards the south-eastern corner to open up the block to the wider landscape and the Vercors massif and, conversely, to preserve view corridors over the station from the south. Here again, the concern for eco-responsibility is constant thanks to the insertion, the envelope and the level of energy performance of both buildings. A 415 m² photovoltaic plant is installed on the roof to produce electricity that is self- consumed.