Sky Sophia

Wooden office building in an earth­quake zone


Biot, France


Loci Anima

Building owner:

Groupe Lazard

Design of load-bearing structures:

BTP Consultants


glulam structure: 950 m³– CLT solid wood panel floor with a thickness of 140 to 280 mm: 10,000 m² wood façade: 4,500 m²

SKY SOPHIA is located in the centre of Sophia Antipolis, a technology park situated at Biot, between the French cities of Nice and Cannes. SKY SOPHIA was designed entirely in wood, from the structure to the floors and façades. The building puts the focus on nature and gives people the opportunity to connect with it. The wooden structure was clad with aluminium to protect the wood from all meteorological conditions. SKY SOPHIA has been awarded the prestigious BREEAM Very Good and Bâtiment Bas Carbone certifications.