Institut des Sciences Analytiques / Atelier Christian Hauvette + PARC Architectes

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Architects: Atelier Christian Hauvette, PARC Architectes
Location: , France
Architect In Charge: Christian Hauvette
Area: 10500.0 sqm
Year: 2012
Photographs: Sébastien Morel

Client: CNRS (National Center for Scientific Research)
Engineers: Batiserf, CET, Alain Mazet

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From the architect. PARC Architectes has collaborated with on the Institut des Sciences Analytiques of Villeurbanne for the French National Center for Scientific Research. PARC Architectes supervised the building’s construction between 2010 and 2012.

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The Institut des Sciences Analytiques houses offices and laboratory spaces equiped with special fluids engineering system for scientific research.

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The building is designed as a tool for its users, emphasizing modularity and flexibility of the spaces. The convex facade of the building on the street side is a protecting architectural mesh made of perforated stainless steel. The structure of the building is made of prefabricated concrete gantries.

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  • Croco Dile

    I know people don’t like to work in such offices looking through thousands of little holes.
    But why architects continue doing it, and even more stunning is – why clients allow something like that !?