The FIM Administration is delighted to have moved into its new offices in the House of Motorcycling. Last Tuesday, less than two weeks after the move, the third Board Meeting of the year was held in the fully equipped conference room of the newly built facility.
At the start of the Board Meeting, FIM President Vito Ippolito expressed his satisfaction. “Moving the FIM Administration to this brand new headquarters is a very important moment for the FIM”, he explained. “At the start of the Board Meeting, FIM President Vito Ippolito expressed his satisfaction. “Moving the FIM Administration to this brand new headquarters is a very important moment for the FIM”, he explained. “It feels like the start of a new era. Over time, the FIM has gained a lot of experience and must continue to work hard every day to manage the wide range of FIM activities together with the members of the FIM Family. The House of Motorcycling will help the FIM to grow and work for the good of the FMNs so as to prepare a bright future for motorcycling. The efficient concept of the new building will help the staff to work more effectively and enable the FIM to make substantial savings. It also offers the possibility of hosting meetings with all the FIM stakeholders.”
Also during the Board Meeting, architect Antoine Robert-Grandpierre (Local Architecture) briefly traced the history of the project and highlighted the main concepts of the building: “The idea was to design a pleasant and appropriate working environment to promote interaction and communication with openness, with clear views to the outside world. The circular building, imposing in terms of its general form, includes a continuous and open façade. This concept is also followed through inside, with the central spiral staircase at the heart of the building benefiting from an abundance of natural light that reflects an extended notion of the hallway where people can exchange ideas. From the inside of the building the concept is clearly one of transparency, but still with some level of privacy.”
“The final part of the concept was to have this building sit in a park. The resulting trees and grass will give a green feeling around the building by next spring. It was great to work on this project. I would like to thank the entire FIM Board for entrusting us with the development of their new headquarters.”
Over the coming months, the FIM is looking forward to welcoming the various national federations, commissions and everybody from the wider FIM Family to their new home.