Jacques Horovitz, founder of Châteauform’, spent a large part of his professional career organizing residential seminars, meetings and corporate functions. The challenge he often faced was finding a venue that could serve as an ideal meeting space. Traditional meeting spaces felt like an extension of the office and visiting employees often found it hard to relax and get to know co-workers outside of the workplace. Finding a place with functional meeting rooms, quality break and dining options, in addition to being conveniently located, was no easy feat. Identifying the need for a cozy, all-inclusive retreat for corporate meetings, Châteauform’ was born.
Châteauform’ City Le Cnit is located at the heart of La Défense, the business district in Paris, and resides in the famous Cnit building that was built in 1958. It is an elegant yet comfortable venue that offers an environment conducive to strategic thinking, productive meetings, team-building and relaxation. Situated directly under Cnit’s large freestanding vault, Châteauform’ City Le Cnit is a bright and spacious space designed in the spirit of the fifties. With an emphasis on the latest technologies, it offers a 32,291 sq. ft. high-tech space, made up of 10 meeting rooms and 5 lounges, dedicated to hosting staff retreats, training days, conferences and even cocktail hours.
Châteauform’ City Le Cnit blends work and relaxation together so visitors can reflect and collaborate cohesively. High-tech innovations are a focus for the Centre of New Industries and Technologies (Cnit) to create a cutting-edge working experience. In keeping with its renowned name, Châteauform’ City Le Cnit needed to incorporate collaborative technology that was both functional and aesthetically-pleasing with the décor of the venue. The technology needed to be advanced enough to support multiple users yet engaging enough to create a one-of-a-kind experience for visitors.
Looking to encourage creativity and promote teamwork among employees, Châteauform’ City Le Cnit incorporated technology from MultiTaction, a developer of advanced visualization solutions. MultiTaction’s technology combines unlimited interaction capabilities with unparalleled responsiveness and scalability. It supports an unlimited number of users simultaneously, which means that guests can easily create, share and interact with digital content on the interactive wall and take brainstorming sessions to new dimensions.
“With so many guests frequenting the Châteauform’, MultiTaction’s multi-user technology is the perfect addition to the site,” says Jonathan Priestley, Vice President of Marketing for MultiTaction. “The needs within the corporate setting are changing and through incorporating collaborative technology, such as our Innovation Room Solution, we are helping to increase employee engagement and productivity. This is a great location to promote both the interactive gamification side of technology as well as the business oriented side.”
MultiTaction’s technology can specifically be found in the large Oscar Niemeye meeting room at Châteauform’ City Le Cnit. Inside visitors will find an impressive interactive wall, known as the MultiTaction iWall Innovation Room Solution, which is made up of nine 55-inch MultiTaction Cell displays. The MultiTaction iWall also includes MultiTaction’s collaboration application, MT Canvus. With this in place, users can socialize ideas and educate employees in a highly visual and engaging way. There is also a MultiTaction interactive display table that allows visiting employees to work on a flat interactive surface while moving around this touchscreen. Guests can also utilize the systems for games in their downtime.
With the MultiTaction display technology in place, Châteauform’ is able to provide participants with an innovative way of working and conducting collaborative meetings. In this unique space, Châteauform’ City Le Cnit merges high-tech innovation with a relaxing atmosphere.
“We always wish to provide our guests a place for work and reflection, supported by high tech business equipment,” says Anne Fourmy and Benjamin Fourmy, the host couple of Châteauform’ City Le Cnit. “The incorporation of MultiTaction’s technology was a natural fit as it allows our participants to step away from outdated office space technologies, like whiteboards and projectors, to instead interact with an intuitive display system. They are quickly drawn to the highly personalized experience the system offers and walk away feeling re-energized about business processes.”