The unique shape of the Saignoles building engages in a contrasting dialogue with its base, like a jewel set in a landscape setting and soaring towards an exceptional panorama.
The northern part of the factory fits into the local topography, preferring an arrangement that adapts and anchors itself flexibly to the slope rather than a platform dug into the hill. In the southern part, the partially aerial architecture, supported by cantilevers, releases it from the ground to better let the territory approach and be included in the dynamics of the building. Access paths slip into these interstices, following the topography to lead to the main entrance.
Manufacture d'Horlogerie Audemars Piguet SA, succursale du Locle
Kunik de Morsier architectes Sàrl
SIA 32 à 53