Institute of Marine Genomics / Barré Lambot Architectes

© Philippe Ruault

Architects: Barré Lambot Architectes - Philippe Barre, Agnès Lambot
Location: , France
Project Manager: SARL Barré-Lambot, ISATEG (BET Structures, BET Fluides)
Contractor: Université Pierre et Marie Curie
Program: Biologic Station
Cost: 2,229,500 € HT
Surface: 1,486 sqm
Mission’s Architects: Architect agent
Photographs: Philippe Ruault


© Philippe Ruault

Nantes, April 12, 2012 – The quality of the site, both symbolic and architectural, leads us to propose a building organized around an interior garden ; while preserving the site unity. Whe make the most of the authorized outline to propose a building with a simple construction principle and rational organization, while maintaining the garden’s qualities.

© Philippe Ruault

All the laboratories and offices are turned to the garden thanks to the gallery distribution system under the hull south facade (it allows on one hand an optimal control of the temperature, and secondly, the precise frame on the surrounding urban elements).

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Special care was taken in light environment: all circulations are naturally lit and offering outside views.Using materials such as zinc, concrete granite, glass or aluminum ensure a controlled integration on this strong character site, organizing by contrast the specific areas of the program on the site.

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