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  7. A Place of Exchanges / zigzag architecture

A Place of Exchanges / zigzag architecture

  • 18:00 - 18 February, 2014
A Place of Exchanges / zigzag architecture
A Place of Exchanges / zigzag architecture, © Julien Lanoo
© Julien Lanoo

© Julien Lanoo © Julien Lanoo © Julien Lanoo © Julien Lanoo + 24

  • Architects

  • Location

    24 Avenue Gustave Delory, 59170 Croix, France
  • Design Team

    Etienne Fromont, Emma Desprets, Mathieu Le Cosquer, Jérémy Guerbadot, Nicolas Ecrepont, Jean-Philippe Augusto
  • Area

    43000.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2010
  • Photographs

  • Structure

    Sodeg Ingénierie
  • Landscape

    Aline Lecoeur
  • Acoustical Engineer

    Banp
  • Cost Consultant

    Tohier
  • Incubator / Manor

    ETR Ingénierie
  • Cost

    50 M euros HT
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© Julien Lanoo
© Julien Lanoo

Text description provided by the architects. A Place Of Exchanges

Springboard for the development of EDHEC group, the young campus offer a new hub in Lille metropolis. Dedicated to the education and the research,it's open  in a economical and social environment in partnership with the companies. All the ingredients for a dynamic university are together: an education hub, an administration/research/ association hub, a catering hub,  an accommodation hub and a sports hub.

© Julien Lanoo
© Julien Lanoo

The installation of the new buildings overhang of the existing parking area guarantee the durability of the woods. The present buildings  are rehabilitated.  Among them, the J. Greber manor house and the J.P. Buffi IBM building display an architectural interest.

Master Plan
Master Plan

The new objects are characterized by simple geometric forms. Their destination and situation are bring out with a different treatment for the façades. Their  position are every time defined for an element of the site: the restaurant is wind round a gigantic tree, the education hub counterpoint the IBM building

© Julien Lanoo
© Julien Lanoo

The work spaces are functional and answer to the comtort  expected for the users.

© Julien Lanoo
© Julien Lanoo

Innovative services are proposed: e-learning platform, research laboratories, incubator…

Section
Section

But the specific feature of the campus is the ability to "offer more". The distension  of the distribution spaces  magnify the space offer. The areas of free movement, they became  independent work spaces or places of exchanges. These spaces receive associations, companies and institution when punctual  events happen in the campus calendar. The opening of the campus to the city allow a more informal way of exchanges. The amphitheater and the restaurant are available for the resident of the city. The sports hub  open is door to the associations of the borough. The park generates a place for a walk opened to everybody.

© Julien Lanoo
© Julien Lanoo

The sports and education hub achieve the HQE standard of pilot and label respectively. A land reserve between the accommodation and catering hub allows a future expansion of the campus. The 43000 m2 actual project receive about 4000 students.


Location to be used only as a reference. It could indicate city/country but not exact address. Cite: "A Place of Exchanges / zigzag architecture" 18 Feb 2014. ArchDaily. Accessed . <https://www.archdaily.com/477752/a-place-of-exchanges-zigzag-architecture/> ISSN 0719-8884