02.23.19

EPO Insider Video: Nouvel an Architectural Hazard, Not Just a Fire Hazard

Posted in Europe, Patents at 2:37 pm by Dr. Roy Schestowitz

The ‘Fire Hazard’ [1, 2, 3, 4], a.k.a. Nouvel

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Summary: Video from the European Patent Office (EPO) shows the bad shape of things after spendings of hundreds of millions of euros (and years late to deliver, causing major losses)

THE FOLLOWING was submitted to us by a reader.

EPO New Main: the very same “top” quality as that of [European] patents currently

EPO staff in the Netherlands “enjoys” a pompous glass building (an ecological heresy, not to mention a nightmare to maintain over time. Patent applicants and incidentally hard-working EPO’ers are those who actually pay for this useless caprice by Battistelli).

The video is scaring as it shows that the design choice of the “star architect” may soon prove a rather catastrophic one (when not even a deadly one: this shaking piece is right above the main entry of the building where thousands of staff march in and out every day).

“There seem to be many more security incidents and concerns, but they are likely to come to light only after a serious accident happened.”Since the canopy threatened to break off, the main entrance had to be closed for a few days! It seems to have been temporarily fixed. There seem to be many more security incidents and concerns, but they are likely to come to light only after a serious accident happened.

No one seems to have told Jean Nouvel that in the NL, wind is blowing sometimes, not even his good friend Benoit Battistelli.

EPO, don’t play Russian Roulette with the safety of your staff!

Good luck fellas!

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