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Valenciennes Technopole for Sustainable Mobility Competition Entry / Mikou Design Studio

The Transalley Technopole is a metropolitan scientific and technological project of an international dimension, dedicated to transportation and mobility, located on a strategic site of the Valenciennes urban area. The competition proposal by Mikou Design Studio aims to be a real ecosystem of innovation, and it will host the Institut des Transports Durables (Sustainable Transport Institute), the Institut International de Management, and the head office of IRT Railenium, which will be a major research and development center dedicated to railway infrastructure. More images and architects’ description after the break.

Design and Virtual Reality Educational Complex / OIII architecten

Courtesy of OIII architecten
Courtesy of OIII architecten

OIII architecten were awarded the commission for the construction of a cluster of programs dedicated to education in digital media and digital creation by the Nord De France Chamber of Commerce.  The location of the 18,800 square meter project is on a newly developed site on the banks of the River Scheldt, just outside of Valenciennes. More on the project after the break.