0164 University ESPCI, Paris, FR
Paris City Council commissioned the transformation of this urban site on the Montagne Sainte Genevieve, 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 under way in the Ile 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 m² of new construction. This will provide 25,000 m² of efficient laboratories for flexible use, 13.000 m² of suitable teaching premises and common areas that will benefit the management of such an establishment and provide forums for contact and communication. Secondly, the work being done to optimize the real estate will involve the release of 12.000 m² on the plot to be used for a separate recovery operation to take place later, to reinforce this scientific and industrial cluster. Additionally, the existing 3.900 m² 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