The future building that must accommodate two physics laboratories of the university Paris-Sud/CNRS) and the Institut Pascal is now in the construction phase. The opening is planned for 2018.
The urban campus Paris-Saclay continues to evolve. The building-designed by architects Brenac & Gonzalez, selected in 2014, will spring up from the ground : the first stone was laid on Friday 23 June 2017, in the presence of the president of the university Paris-Sud (owner of the operation), and various regional authorities, such as the préfète of the Essonne or the president of the regional council of Île-de-France.
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The building will integrate with the project of Centre of Physical Matter and Radiation will bring together two research laboratories and a visitor centre international. Eventually, all scientific and real estate will bring together five laboratories, Institut Pascal (worn by the universities of Paris-Saclay and Paris-Sud and the CNRS and the CEA), as well as a future school building. All will be located in the heart of the campus, in the neighborhood of the viewpoint of the development area of Mill’orsay.
A metal frame vertical that follows the variations of light
The creation of Brenac & Gonzalez adopts the shape of a trapezoid, a hollowed-out, the building develops around two courtyards and a large hall. The three parts of the building operate independently, but offer space for meetings and exchanges. The facades, raster vertically of metal, meet the forest face to face with them.
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For the university, the future building will be a “place of intellectual effervescence” which will allow collaboration followed between different scientific disciplines (theoretical physics or molecular, condensed matter, fluids, thermal systems…) to the scale of the territory, “but also at national and international levels“. It is expected that construction will be completed in April 2018.
Check out the technical data sheet of the building in page 2
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