0164 University ESPCI, Paris, FR
The Council of Paris commissioned the transformation of this urban site on the Montagne Sainte-Geneviève, which will seek to create a world research centre at the heart of the Latin Quarter. The competition for the restructuring and expansion of the Nobel School, the ESPCI – Paris Tech Higher School of Industrial Physics and Chemistry, is part of the major university works and projects currently underway in the Île-de-France region.
The outline of the overall project thus defined will enable this 1.5-hectare plot to be reconfigured. First, the restructuring extension of the school will involve 38,000 square metres of new construction. This is to provide 25,000 square metres of efficient laboratories for flexible use and 13,000 square metres of suitable teaching premises and common areas that will benefit the management of such an establishment and provide forums for contact and communication. Second, the work being done to optimise the real estate will involve the release of 12,000 square metres on the plot to be used for a separate recovery operation to take place later, so as to reinforce this scientific and industrial cluster. Additionally, the existing 3,900 square metres of protected green area, listed in the Local Development Plan, will be restored and developed as part of this programme.
0164 University ESPCI
restructuring and expansion of the ESPCI Paris Tech
architecture office GRAU, Paris
invited competition, second prize
ESPCI Paris Tech