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School of Engineers in Bretagne / ANMA

  • 01:00 - 1 July, 2014
School of Engineers in Bretagne / ANMA
School of Engineers in Bretagne / ANMA, © Sergio Grazia
© Sergio Grazia

© Sergio Grazia © Sergio Grazia © Sergio Grazia © Sergio Grazia + 26

  • Architects

  • Location

    100 Lorient, 58120 Corancy, France
  • Category

  • Architect in Charge

    Nicolas Michelin, Michel Delplace, Cyril Trétout
  • Project Director

    Etienne Chalet-Hayard
  • Project Manager

    Ronan Le Hyaric
  • Area

    5743.0 sqm
  • Project Year

  • Photographs

  • General consultancy

  • Sound consultancy

    ABC Decibel
  • Economic consultancy

  • Associated architect

    Rouillé Architectes Associés
  • Client

    Communauté d’agglomération du pays de Lorient
  • Cost

    8375000 € HT
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© Sergio Grazia
© 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.

Site Plan
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.

© Sergio Grazia
© 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.


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

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