VISIT PRESIDENTIAL. Among its latest moves, François Hollande, has visited, Wednesday, the Campus Condorcet in Aubervilliers (Seine-Saint-Denis), designed by architect Elizabeth de Portzamparc. The work of the future “City of the humanities and the social sciences” called for as one of the first libraries bioclimatic Europe have started at the beginning of next year, to be made available as soon as 2019. Discovery.
After the Jourdan Campus in Paris, a future Harvard “French version” is on the way out of the ground in Seine-Saint-Denis. A few months of the laying of its first stone, François Hollande was keen to visit this 19 April in the afternoon, the future “City of the humanities and social sciences” or Campus Condorcet in Aubervilliers (Seine-Saint-Denis) in the presence of the architect Elizabeth de Portzamparc and Jean-Marc Bonnisseau, president of the public Establishment for scientific cooperation (EPCS) Condorcet Campus coordinator of the whole project.
Tour of the Campus Condorcet in Aubervilliers (Seine-Saint-Denis), directed by Elizabeth de Portzamparc in the presence of the head of State François Hollande © Presidency of the Republic
“A showcase, an example, a reference”, François Hollande
“This will be for France, a showcase, an example, a reference”, said the head of the State after it was noted that the work of the campus Condorcet had started beating the drum in the beginning of the year 2017, to be made available as soon as 2019 in the vicinity of the station of the Popular Front. Before you add that it will be without a doubt a “place for French thought.”
The architect and urban planner, Elizabeth de Portzamparc, and the landscape architect Olivier Philippe, director of agence TER in charge of the coordination of urban and landscape project, have been able to explain to François Hollande is that the design of this campus unique objective was to be compared to a future Harvard “French version”.
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