The strength of experience,
Since our first international projects in the 1970s, we have maintained our capacity to mobilise autonomous teams around the world for project management, structural works and also finishing trades. It is this historical know-how that has enabled us to deliver exceptional projects on all 5 continents for almost 50 years.
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CapitaSpring, a new icon in Singapore
Soaring 280 m high in the heart of the Business District, the building is now the second tallest tower in Singapore. Designed by the famous Danish firm Bjarke Ingels Group, CapitaSpring is 5 projects in 1: the tower consists of a 5-level underground car park, an 8-storey podium with shopping areas, 300 apartments distributed around the central core, a green oasis - known as the GreenSpring - as well as office space. The rooftop on the 51st floor offers panoramic views over the city.
The GreenSpring, a veritable green haven suspended at a height of 35 metres and spread over 4 levels, is the most remarkable illustration of this. Located between the 17th and 21st floors, the space offers areas for relaxation and recreation in the midst of a lush garden: no fewer than 500 trees were planted, all selected and delivered to the site 3 years ago to allow them to adapt to the city's climate.
New Headquarters in Honk Kong
In 2022, Dragages Hong Kong delivered the Hong Kong Airport Authority Headquarters, on Lantau island. The project consisted of the design and construction of a 7-storey office tower with 23,000 m2 floor area. It now provides users with a highly collaborative, open and spacious work environment combined with smart office equipment.
Weidmatt, sustainable building
In 2020, after 20 months of work, the first tenants of the Weidmatt district, in Lausen near Basel, moved into one of the 120 apartments in the complex designed by Losinger Marazzi. The six buildings were made of wood, framework and facades. The new district draws a large part of the electricity used by the households from the photovoltaic installation placed on three roofs of the six buildings.
The buildings are equipped with an intelligent energy management system and offers many possibilities for sustainable mobility such as car sharing, electric bicycles and charging stations for electric vehicles.
Cardiff Innovation Campus
Bouygues UK has finalized the Cardiff Innovation Campus, made up of two high-tech centers. The first houses the world's first social science research park as well as the Innovation Centre, a space for creativity dedicated to start-ups and University partners designed by the architecture firm Hawkins Brown. The second, the translational research center, designed by HOK, will house two major scientific research establishments: the Institute of Semiconductor Materials and the Institute of Catalysis in Cardiff.
The project transformed a disused marshalling yard into a space for innovation with a very modern design.
Movenpick Hotel in Abidjan
SETAO delivered the Movenpick Hotel in Abidjan, Ivory Coast, after 3 years of construction work. Located on the Plateau, the business district of the Ivorian capital, the hotel overlooks Abidjan bay and is directly linked to the Nour al Havat shopping centre, creating a hub dedicated to relaxation, art, eating and drinking and leisure.
This top-of-the-range complex has 160 rooms spread over 7 storeys for a total surface area of more than 14,000 m².
AW Edwards celebrates 100 years anniversary
2021 marks A W Edwards 100th year. Since the acquisition in 2018, A W Edwards is a great example of how local companies joining the international Bouygues group stay local but enjoy access to increased financial and technical capacity.
Austin William Edwards
Founded by Austin William Edwards, the company has grown from humble beginnings to one of Australia’s leading construction businesses built on the core values of Integrity, Honesty and Fair Dealing.
Luxury apartment in Casablanca
After two and a half years of work, BYMARO and Linkcity Maroc have delivered the BO52 real estate complex. BO52 is the very first programme to have been developed by Linkcity Maroc. The complex consists of three buildings and includes 168 luxury apartments, offices and shops offering a modern and upscale living and working environment.
The project won first prize in the “Green Solutions Awards 2020-2021 Morocco” thanks to its HQE Exceptional certification and its bold design.
New UOB headquarters in Bangkok
Bouygues Thai has delivered the headquarters of the United Overseas Bank (UOB) in Bangkok's Sukhumvit business district. The 171-metre-high tower has 33 storeys, six of which are angled to give the building its characteristic shape. The interior layout has been designed for optimal quality of work life: collaborative, flexible, spacious and bright workspaces have been created, with outdoor terraces on some floors.
Another major feature of the project is its architectural complexity, particularly the inclination of the columns from the ground floor to the 7th floor and from the 24th to the 32nd floor, which was a real technical feat.
Flamingo, upscale renovations in Florida
Americaribe renovated the Flamingo residence in Miami Beach, one of the largest residential complexes in eastern Florida. Located on the west coast of Miami Beach, the complex includes the North and South Towers, which were built in the 1960s, and the Center Tower and parking lot, which were built at the end of the 1990s. In total, 96,000 m² were renovated.
The project aimed to add luxury apartments and high-end exteriors. To do so, the number of apartments decreased from 600 to 400, with each unit having an average of 110 m² in floor space.
A new business hub in Africa
In 2020, Bymaro delivers the Casablanca City Tower, an iconic construction at the heart of the new financial and economic hub of Africa in Casablanca.
BYMARO, the Bouygues subsidiary operating in Morocco, is delivering the tower in 2020, which covers 34 levels and a total area of 32,000m². One of the features of the tower that makes it unique is the incorporation of slanted columns.
A new terminal in Ivato
Bouygues Bâtiment International confirms its know-how in airport concessions with the construction of a new international terminal in Madagascarr.
Ivato airport is the first in the world to obtain EDGE certification in June 2019.
A new hospital in Morocco
After 35 months of works, BYMARO has completed the Mohammed VI University Hospital in Bouskoura near Casablanca.
This multidisciplinary hospital is a benchmark trauma center in the region. It includes 8 operating theatres, a 40-bed adult and pediatric intensive care unit, an angiography room, a radiotherapy center and a maternity ward.
Luxury appartments in Bangkok
In 2020, Bouygues Thai delivers a 46-floors tower, 180 m of height, on a base of 2 levels. The building includes 137 appartments and a hotel. The backside of the building is the curve shape which is decorated by the diamond cut pattern perforated panel which is quite unique and iconic.
Manhattan Loft Garden
Bouygues UK delivered a 42 floor, 143 metre high tower that houses 248 apartments constructed above a 150-room hotel, a spa, a triple height hall and two restaurants. Bouygues UK and VSL collaborated to produce appropriate technical solutions: among these, the steel structure was replaced by concrete for the two cantilevers on the 7th and 25th storeys.
The tower has a double overhang which accommodates three aerial gardens.
A new Rail Operations Centre in Sydney
After 3 years of work, AW EDWARDS delivered Sydney’s new Rail Operations Centre. This challenging project supports all aspects of the Sydney suburban network, using new technology to manage train movement, safety and customer systems.
The vast majority of services for the building were designed and built with dual redundancy, including a dual high voltage supply which was integrated to the Sydney Trains global monitoring system
20 years in Cuba
On 28 June 1999, Bouygues Bâtiment International signed its first contract in Cuba. Since then, the Cuban subsidiary has continuously supported economic development and tourism on the largest Caribbean island, with over 74 contracts delivered.
Over the past 20 years, the company has delivered more than 66 hotels and 35,000 guest rooms.
Banyan Tree Riverside
In 2019, Bouygues Thai delivered a spectacular 177 metre-high building: the Banyan Tree Riverside Residences in Bangkok.
These luxurious high-end apartments were designed using top-quality materials. The façade is elegant and the interiors immaculate.
Bouygues Bâtiment International delivered a unique project: the Ocean Cay MSC marine reserve in the Bahamas, 104 km to the east of Miami in Florida. This former industrial island specialising in sand extraction has been transformed into a luxury port of call for MSC cruise passengers.
In perfect harmony with Bahamas style architecture, the 40-hectare island has 109 buildings, mostly made out of wood, including a reception, several restaurants, bars, boutiques and also a spa. More than 78,000 Caribbean trees, plants, flowers and shrubs have been planted on the island, which also has 3.5 km of walkways.
Equinix Data Centre
AW Edwards successfully completed the construction of the biggest data centre in Australia for world leader Equinix.
The superstructure is made up of more than 20,000 m² of concrete and 950 pre-fabricated concrete panels.
In 2018, the Group delivered the last three towers of Park 24, a complex of five luxury residential buildings, located right in the heart of Bangkok’s business district, ahead of schedule.
After the MahaNakhon and The River, 2018 confirmed Bouygues Thai’s leadership in the high-rise buildings sector, with several 200-metre plus projects.
Leon House Office
Bouygues UK transformed the Leon House Office building, a 22-storey office block that is one of the most remarkable examples of mid-20th century modernist architecture, into a modern, light-filled residential development.
One of the many challenges involved in the renovation was uncovering the original sculpted interiors by removing the marble concealing William Mitchell’s artwork.
Singapore Dragages confirmed its position as a pioneer of modular construction. In 2018 the company delivered Clement Canopy, the world’s tallest modular concrete towers, composed of 1,899 modules, in Singapore.
The World Economic Forum estimates that an additional 2 billion new homes will need to be built by the end of the century. As a pioneer in modular construction, Bouygues Bâtiment International is ready to meet the century’s challenges.
Antananarivo and Nosy Be
These two airports welcomed 845,000 and 147,000 passengers, respectively, in 2016. Following their renovation and extension by Bouygues Bâtiment International teams, they are expected to see an annual increase in traffic of over 5%.
On 7 March 2018, Bouygues Bâtiment International was awarded the Deal of the year prize at the Infrastructure Journal Global Awards 2017 ceremony held in London, for its Antananarivo and Nosy Bé airport projects in Madagascar.
SETAO, Bouygues Bâtiment International’s Ivory Coast subsidiary, won the contract to build the new Mövenpick hotel in Abidjan.
This luxury complex will have 160 guest rooms over seven storeys, for a total surface area of 14,000 m². Located on the Plateau, the business district of the Ivorian capital, it will overlook Abidjan bay and will be directly linked to the Nour al Havat shopping centre, creating a hub dedicated to relaxation, art, eating and drinking and leisure.
In 2018, the Group’s young Moroccan subsidiary specialising in real estate, Linkcity Maroc, signed its first success in the residential sector, with de Faubourgs d’Anfa project.
Located in Casablanca, in one of the most sought-after new districts of Morocco’s economic capital, this real estate project includes 391 high-end homes. It is the first residential project in Morocco to be awarded the HQE label (French high environmental quality certification), “Excellent” level.
Bouygues Bâtiment International continued its development strategy in Australia, strengthening its positions on the construction market by acquiring AW Edwards, a company known for the quality of its projects and the expertise of its teams.
This family company was founded in 1921 and is based in Sydney. It is a major and independent player on the Australian market, specialising in the building sector.
Mohammed VI Hospital
After 35 months of work and two months ahead of schedule, BYMARO delivers the Mohammed VI University Hospital for the Cheikh Khalifa Ibn Zaid Foundation.
Located in Bouskoura, about twenty kilometers from the center of Casablanca, the building has 4 levels and a basement for a surface area of 45,000 m². This multidisciplinary hospital, destined to become a benchmark trauma center in Morocco, is pilot to be the first HQE certified hospital internationally.
Zagreb airport’s new international terminal was inaugurated in March 2017 by the Croatian Prime Minister. The project was Bouygues Bâtiment International’s fourth PPP airport terminal, after Larnaka and Paphos in Cyprus and Iqaluit in Canada, and was part of a consortium in which it was one of the main shareholders.
During this project, a 66,000 m² terminal, 100,000 m² of taxiways, eight boarding gates, 30 check-in counters and 1,195 parking spaces were created, in order to be able to cater for 5 million passengers (compared to 2.8 million previously).
Iqaluit international airport
On 13 September 2017, the new Iqaluit international airport was officially inaugurated by the Canadian government.
For over 3 years, in extreme conditions with temperatures sometimes dropping below -40°C, teams worked hard on the construction of the Group’s northernmost project to date!
Trade and Industry Tower
Hong Kong Dragages delivered the Trade and Industry Tower in 2015, in the Kai Tak development zone. The 22-storey tower went on to house the offices of 13 government departments, as well as a room for local associations.
Innovation and sustainable development were the watchwords during the design phase, in accordance with the Kai Tak district's ambition to become a genuine “Green City”. The Trade and Industry Tower was the first government office block aspiring to BEAM Plus Platinum and LEED Platinum certifications.
Creation of the Guild of Lions
The Guild of Lions is the Singapore order of the Minorange Skilled Workers Guild, created in 1963 by Francis Bouygues. It is a professional community that selects the best workers for their skills, conscientious professionalism and spirit on jobsites.
This institution was a pioneer in an era when construction sector workers had little job security. The Order started out with 42 skilled workers when it was created and today has several thousand members.
For several years, BYME, the Group’s Hong Kong subsidiary specialised in technical subtrades, has been establishing a name for itself as a versatile player in the Mechanical @ Electrical (M&E) sector.
In 2014, it added another string to its bow by building two data rooms along with their associated technical rooms in Tseung Kwan O, within an 18,000 m² data centre belonging to Digital Realty, the world leader in the sector.
Brickell City Centre
For its first steps in the USA, Americaribe chose a large-scale project with this 445,000 m² mixed-use space located in the heart of downtown Miami.
The Brickell City Centre complex includes a shopping centre, a hotel, two office blocks, a tower with serviced apartments, two residential buildings and several car parks. Bouygues Bâtiment International’s expertise in complex project management is a major asset in a highly competitive market.
Solar farms in Thailand
The Group diversified, working with Bouygues Energies & Services to build a huge solar park in the north of Thailand.
In the north-east of Thailand, Bouygues Thai’s solar farm project in Sukhothai includes no fewer than 100,000 photovoltaic panels, spread out over nearly 60 ha and three sites. The total annual energy production is 45 GWh.
The Yyldyz Hotel
The Yyldyz hotel is a luxury hotel located in Ashgabat, in Turkmenistan. Built in 2013, it offers 155 guest rooms and 24 storey and is 107 metres high.
Approximately 7,000 metric tons of steel and more than 14,000 m² of glass were used to construct this building, with a structure designed to be earthquake-resistant.
Located in 35 ha of parkland along the shore, the complex includes a modular stadium with terraces that can be lowered by 9 m and moved back by 15 m to host different types of sports events, along with a fully retractable roof, which is a genuine technical feat. This project was the biggest sports PPP in the world.
A sports complex on Lion Island, one of Singapore's 64 islands.
Kai Tak Cruise Terminal
Inaugurated in 2013, Kai Tak Cruise Terminal is one of the most modern in the world, built to anticipate the future needs of the world’s biggest cruise ships. An exceptional seaport built by Bouygues Bâtiment International on the runway of Hong Kong’s mythical former airport.
Designed by Sir Norman Foster, Kai Tak Cruise Terminal can simultaneously berth two cruise ships, with up to 4,500 passengers each. It is a shining example in terms of sustainable development.
Jim Pattison Hospital
The Jim Pattison Outpatient Care & Surgery Centre was built to keep pace with the town of Surrey’s rapid expansion. With a capacity for 450,000 outpatient consultations per year, it effectively relieves pressure on the neighbouring hospital.
Located 30 kilometres from Vancouver, this centre specialising in outpatient care and treatment sits in the heart of a huge natural park. The Jim Pattison Outpatient Care and Surgery Centre, which is LEED Gold certified, is a successful meeting between nature and technology that helps support patient well-being.
North Middlesex Hospital
Delivered in 2010, North Middlesex University Hospital is a jewel in the crown of western medicine and surgery.
Patients per year
The building is four storeys high and offers an area of nearly 32,000 m². It caters for more than 200,000 patients per year in its ultra-modern health facilities, its treatment and diagnosis centre, its pharmacy, its operating theatres and intensive care units.
British Embassy in Algeria
The British Embassy’s architecture is based on a concentric circle design, enhanced by gardens and views over the Bay of Algiers.
Its blend of Neo-Moorish and contemporary style gives the place a timeless charm, while its rounded shapes, concrete and sandy-coloured materials fit perfectly within the Algiers panorama.
Hôtel Hyatt Ekaterinburg
The Hyatt Regency Ekaterinburg is a luxury hotel built as part of the development of a new district of Ekaterinburg.
This majestic building is inspired by the ice sculptures that can be seen in winter in the capital of the Urals. Its architecture is simultaneously modern and traditional. Its curved shape follows the edges of the lake and its glass façade offers unrivalled views over the landscape. It includes shopping areas and offices.
Cyprus international airports
It would take the Group three years to build the international airports of Larnaka and Paphos in Cyprus, before also being awarded their concession for a period of 25 years.
Larnaka airport is designed to welcome up to 18,000 passengers per day in peak periods, which means 7.5 million people come through it every year. With this project, along with Paphos airport in the south of the island, Bouygues Bâtiment International supports the growing tourist trade in a country that has become a very popular destination for travellers from all over the world.
Delivered in 2008, the Sail @Marina Bay has transformed Singapore’s horizon and is now an icon of modern architecture.
Like the sails of a gigantic boat, the towers of The Sail are now an integral part of the Singapore skyline. Seeming to emerge from the water to rise into the sky, The Sail is a veritable technical exploit with its more than 70 metres-deep foundations.
A stone’s throw from the vibrant Jemaa el-Fna square, the Royal Mansour shines like a jewel in Marrakesh’s crown. It is one of the world’s most prestigious luxury hotels.
A pinnacle of expertise and creativity, the carefully crafted décor and respect for tradition are in keeping with the legendary Moroccan hospitality. The Royal Mansour is a showcase for the skills of the teams who built this hotel, magnificent down to the very last detail.
Bata sports complex
The coastal town of Bata’s stadium was a hub of national pride and fervour in 2012, when the country hosted the Africa Cup of Nations for the first time.
Following the work carried out by Bouygues Bâtiment Equatorial Guinea, the upper part of the stand has now been finished, with 15,000 extra seats, doubling the stadium’s capacity and the amount of supporters impatient to see Didier Drogba and Samuel Eto’o confront each other on their own ground.
The Met complex, completed in 2009, is made up of three 230 metre-high towers. When inaugurated, they were Thailand’s tallest!
The Met’s façade is punctuated by a series of walkways and airborne terraces. With its 66 storey, The Met addresses the population density issues faced by Asian cities.
Al Alia V Palace
BYMARO delivered the Al Alia V palace, with its traditional architecture magically conjuring up the splendours of the Orient.
Walls finished in tadelakt, a traditional plaster from the Marrakesh region, marble floors edged with zellij tilework; traditional enamels; false ceilings of carved cedar or decorative “staff” plasterwork… Overlooking Rabat, this finely crafted Moroccan hotel, stands like a palace straight out of the Arabian Nights.
Fine sand, the turquoise waters of the Caribbean, unspoiled vegetation, wading birds and other rare birdlife idling in the mangroves on an island untouched by civilisation… Could there be a finer travel destination?
Located on one of the most beautiful beaches of Cayo Santa Maria, in the north of Cuba, the two-storey bungalows of the Royal Ensenachos nestle amongst abundant vegetation. Peace and luxury await tourists in this oasis of calm, awarded an “Ecological Prize” by the Cuban authorities in 2008.
Inaugurated on 21 December 2005 after two years of work, the Asiaworld Expo offers the biggest exhibition capacity in Hong Kong. Located on the island of Lantau, just next to the international airport, it hosts international exhibitions, trade fairs, meetings and concerts.
Built as a part of a large-scale public-private partnership project, it is the leading exhibition centre in Asia. It has 10 halls, offering total exhibition space of 70,000 m². This entirely modular centre built by Dragages Hong Kong and equipped with high-tech facilities, has become one of the most prized venues in the world: Oasis concert, international jewellery exhibition, toy fair, the biggest international telecommunications fair, etc.
The Group strengthened its position in England, with Bouygues UK being chosen to design and build the new UK Home Office over a period of three years. It was also responsible for the building’s maintenance for 26 years.
The Home Office, located right in the heart of London, in the borough of Westminster, was part of the modernisation of the British capital’s historic centre. The building is so well-known that it has even been added to the itinerary of some of the district's guided tours, along with Big Ben or Westminster Abbey.
Built at the beginning of the 20th century, the Fullerton Hotel stands out as being different in the midst of Singapore’s jungle of skyscrapers.
In this rare survivor of the British Empire, a former post office converted into a luxury hotel, the atmosphere is reminiscent of the immense banks of the 1930s. Its renovation was to restore the building to its former beauty.
The Group’s British adventure began in 1998. Bouygues UK won the contract for the construction and renovation of two major buildings that play a central role within the university: Hunt’s House and Cornwall House.
Following the delivery of the two university buildings, the Group was responsible for their maintenance for a period of 25 years.
Cathay Pacific headquarters
A year after delivering the Convention and Exhibition Centre in Hong Kong, the Group began construction on the Cathay Pacific headquarters.
The all-trade construction of the Cathay Pacific headquarters was part of the development of Hong Kong’s new international airport. With 73,300 m² of offices, a hotel for staff, a leisure centre and maintenance workshops, the HQ is like a mini-town.
Fine Arts Centre
In 1999, the Group’s activities in Turkmenistan continued, with the delivery of the Fine Arts and Congress Centre.
The Fine Arts and Congress Centre, a majestic building in the city of Ashgabat, has a capacity of up to 2,800 spectators, come to applaud opera performances on a 500-m² stage.
Taman Rasuna was a large-scale project right in the heart of Jakarta, Indonesia’s capital city and home to over 10 million people.
This exceptional project was to take just 3 years to complete. It included the construction of eleven 28 to 32-storey towers housing 2,700 apartments.
Dragages spent two years working on this building that is now an icon of cultural life in Hong Kong. It was here that the 1997 agreement to hand Hong Kong back to China was signed.
This structure, with its majestic architecture, built on reclaimed land overlooking the Wanchai seafront, is as big as the Sydney Opera house and covers an area equivalent to two La Défense arches in Paris.
In the city-state of Singapore, the Group built the Pontiac Marina complex in 1995.
The recently acquired Dragages Singapore subsidiary delivered this complex covering more than 250,000 m², which includes residential units, a hotel, offices and a shopping centre. The project marked the start of the company’s leadership in the upmarket residential sector.
In 1994, the Group delivered its first religious building in Turkmenistan and developed its expertise in this new country born from the break-up of the Soviet bloc.
Located on the historic site of a great battle between the Russians and the Turkmens in the 19th century, the Ottoman-style Gökdepe mosque has four 63 metre-high minarets and 30 domes, all with different diameters. It is located in the Akhal-Teke oasis, on the trans-Caspian route, north-west of Ashgabat.
Built by Dragages Hong Kong teams in 1994, the stadium has become a key sports venue.
The Hong Kong National Stadium has a steel framework roof, 240 metres long and 45 metres wide, above 20 kilometres of terracing and 40,000 seats. The stadium regularly hosts concerts, sports events and other public events.
Muang Thong Thani
In 1994, the Group began operating in Thailand with a large-scale project: the new town of Muang Thong Thani.
The Group’s first project in Thailand was spectacular: the new town of Muang Thong Thani, north of Bangkok. In the space of just four years, 8 multi-storey factories, 24 residential towers and 23,000 homes were built over an area of 800 hectares.
Hassan II Mosque
With a highlight minaret at 201 meters, the great mosque of Casablanca is the tallest religious building in the world, in front of the pyramid of Cheops and Saint-Pierre-de-Rome.
Designed to become a symbol of western Islamic art, it can accommodate 35,000 worshippers within its walls and up to 80,000 on its enormous marble esplanade.
Creation of BYMARO
It was the construction of the Hassan II mosque, one of the most iconic monuments of Morocco, that marked the start of the BYMARO adventure.
Nearly 30 years later, the list of iconic projects has grown ever longer and more diverse, to such an extent that it now covers a major part of the country: the new town of Sala Al Jadida, the ports of Tangier-Med, the Zurich Insurance headquarters in Casablanca, the Royal Mansour Hotel in Marrakesh or the Sofitel Hotel in Essaouira.
The Group has a strong presence in Hong Kong, especially in the business district of Hong Kong Island. The construction of the two emblematic Pacific Place towers is testimony to the Group’s ambitions in the country.
The 56-storey Tower A is home to a five-star hotel, “The Shangri-La”, and to offices, while a five-star hotel, “The Conrad”, delivered as a turnkey project, as well as apartments can be found in the 61-storey Tower B.
Very dynamic on the African continent, the Group built approximately 10,000 classrooms in the state of Lagos, Nigeria, in 1990.
The state of Lagos, which lies on the Gulf of Guinea in southern Nigeria, is the country’s economic powerhouse. Served by an outdoor corridor, the classrooms welcome children from the country’s economic capital, where over 15 million people live.
First steps in Russia for the Group, with the delivery of the Iris Hotel in extreme conditions.
The Group is able to cope with extreme conditions thanks to its expertise. The IRIS Hotel construction project was to take six months over a winter when temperatures fell as low as -40°C. The concrete was steam-heated using electrodes, the formwork was covered with foam insulation and hot air was blown to prevent the concrete freezing while it dried.
Welcome to Hong Kong
As globalisation sped up at the end of the 1980s, the Group was to continue its expansion, especially in Asia.
To strengthen its positions, the Group acquired Dragages Hong Kong. The company, created in 1955, was already firmly established and well-known in Hong Kong and North Asia. Becoming an affiliate of the Bouygues Group enabled it to accelerate its development, thanks to several iconic projects delivered in the former British colony.
Town of Médéa
The Group’s expansion in Africa continued. With a production output of 16 homes per day, the Group was to build some 4,028 homes in Médéa, a town located 90 kilometres south of the white city of Algiers.
Across a complex of 166 apartment blocks and 200 individual houses, these new pastel-coloured homes fit in perfectly with the lush green mountainous landscape.
University of Riyadh
The University of Riyadh project in Saudi Arabia relaunched the Group’s international activities, after a slow-down due to the unfavourable geopolitical climate during the Cold War.
1 MILLION of m²
In 1981, the University of Riyadh project was to become “the biggest building site in the world”, in the words of Francis Bouygues: 1,000,000 m², 12,000 skilled workers, a tight deadline of 40 months…
National School of Civil Engineering
In 1978, the Group arrived in Africa, building the École Nationale Supérieure de Travaux Publics (National School of Civil Engineering) that was to take in Ivory Coast’s finest engineering students.
The National School of Civil Engineering is a prestigious school complex covering an area of 300,000 m². 16 residences provide housing for the school’s students in Yamoussoukro, the country’s fourth most populated city.
New town of Shiraz
The immense Shiraz new town construction project in Iran was launched in 1975.
As the country’s population was increasing, so too was its urban concentration. To support this growth, over a period of more than three years 5,000 new homes were to be built, before the Islamic Revolution of 1979 put the brakes on the country’s economic development.
In 1972, for the first time in its history, the Bouygues Group ventured onto the international stage.
And it was in Iran, not far from the Caspian sea, that this first experience was to take place. With its 90,000 person capacity, the Teheran Stadium was to become a veritable institution whenever it was completed. The stadium hosted its first international events in 1974 for the Asian games.