Building 10 demonstrates people’s need for an environment that both reaffirms who we are (the smooth, striped facades of printed glass) and challenges our preconceptions (the red fissures). Basically, it is a generic office block of almost 29 000 square meters and a little less than 1500 workspaces. But the fissures open the building for other readings. They do not have any programmatic meaning. To see them as cracks in the facade raises new questions. What is really a facade?
The sculptural volume of space inside the building recreates the form of the entrance fissure, as though it had been plucked from the facade and set up in the atrium. A kind of dual use, like as the bold stripes that give the facade its character and also mask its joints.