Millennium is a one-of-a-kind smart office building in Crissier, Switzerland. Owner Yann Guyonvarc’h envisions Millennium as a high-tech work environment focused on innovation, efficiency, and sustainability. Millennium will provide 1,500 workspaces with sweeping views of Lake Geneva.
A focus on occupant wellness, innovation, and a desire for seamless connection to the outdoors drove the design team to explore dynamic glass as an option for the building façade. Aesthetics were also an important consideration.
The entire façade of Millennium will feature SageGlass Harmony™. Harmony’s gradient tint adjusts over the course of the day and can run top to bottom, bottom to top, or uniformly depending on the location and intensity of the sunlight. Harmony™ is the most elegant electrochromic glazing solution currently available in the smart glass market.
SageGlass Harmony™ will provide a glare-free work environment and beautiful views of Lake Geneva and the countryside. Connection to the outdoors has been shown to increase job satisfaction, reduce stress and fatigue, and improve health and well-being. The Harmony™ façade is also integrated into the Siemens Building Management System as an IoT device allowing for reduced energy consumption and a comfortable indoor climate for occupants at all times.
LOCATION: Crissier, Switzerland
OWNER: Yann Guyonvarc’h
ARCHITECTS: Ensemble SA
METAL WORKERS: SOTTAS SA
PRODUCT: SageGlass Harmony™
SAGEGLASS SF: 50,000 ft² / 4600 m²
Additional Information on Millennium (Switzerland)
Every product we select for our building needs to be an expression of our commitment to delivering only the very best. This was especially important for our glazing selection, since it is such a significant and visible part of our design. Harmony both embodies that commitment and will deliver to our occupants an unparalleled level of comfort and connection to the outdoors.
Martin Schlienger, Millennium project team Millennium