School of Engineers in Bretagne / ANMA

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Corancy, France
  • Architects: ANMA
  • Area Area of this architecture project Area:  5743
  • Year Completion year of this architecture project Year:  2013
  • Photographs
    Photographs:Sergio Grazia
  • Architect In Charge: Nicolas Michelin, Michel Delplace, Cyril Trétout
  • Project Director: Etienne Chalet-Hayard
  • Project Manager: Ronan Le Hyaric
  • Associated Architect: Rouillé Architectes Associés
  • General Consultancy: BETIBA
  • Sound Consultancy: ABC Decibel
  • Economic Consultancy: ANMA
  • Client: Communauté d’agglomération du pays de Lorient
  • Cost: 8375000 € HT
  • City: Corancy
  • Country: France
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School of Engineers in Bretagne / ANMA - Facade
© Sergio Grazia

Text description provided by the architects. South Brittany's Higher School of Engineering is a microcosm the unity of which is organized around the compact, colorful central monolith from which the building's two wings radiate. The monolith contains two essential areas: the amphitheater and the cafeteria.

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Site Plan

Starting in the competition phase, the design for this central room was contributed to by artist David Saltiel. The school is part of an overall reflection by ANMA about interstitial spaces. Fostering interaction between students, teachers, researchers and staff, they are essential to the process of the school's positive synergy. Whether they enable students and faculty to isolate themselves (like the faculty council's meeting room and its terrace overlooking the entire building) or come together (like the tiered terraces of the roof), they shape the sense of the same shared place.

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© Sergio Grazia

With each place of higher education it has designed ANMA manifests its ambition to go beyond briefs, offer living space and shared venues that enable students to live and learn together. The polyvalent spaces are organized in a rationale of flows. Study cells where students may meet to work together are added to the traditional classrooms. Learning is no longer isolated but networked and connected.

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The concourses become public spaces connected to the city. The university thus opens onto its environment with a idea borrowed from the American campus model but applied on a French scale with constraints of density and mixed use with housing briefs. Interactions between the student city and the city of everyday life incorporate these different projects into the same rationale of urban planning.

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Address:100 Lorient, 58120 Corancy, France

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Cite: "School of Engineers in Bretagne / ANMA" 01 Jul 2014. ArchDaily. Accessed . <> ISSN 0719-8884

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