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Clément Blanchet Architecture Designs Agriculturally Inspired Research Center for Carrefour in France's Silicon Valley

16:00 - 21 December, 2017
Clément Blanchet Architecture Designs Agriculturally Inspired Research Center for Carrefour in France's Silicon Valley, Courtesy of Clément Blanchet Architecture
Courtesy of Clément Blanchet Architecture

Clément Blanchet Architecture has been selected as the winners of a competition to design the new research and development center for multinational retailer Carrefour to be located in Saclay, in the heart of the French Silicon Valley.

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Oma Wins Competition For École Centrale Engineering School In Saclay, France

01:00 - 29 October, 2012
Courtesy of OMA
Courtesy of OMA

OMA has won the competition for the new École Centrale engineering school and its surrounding urban development in the research and innovation zone of Saclay, southwest of Paris. With the concept of a “lab city,” OMA was selected from four competing international architectural practices. The project is led by Clément Blanchet, director of OMA projects in France.

OMA wins competition for new engineering school in France

12:59 - 4 October, 2012
Entrance from the metro station - Image courtesy of OMA
Entrance from the metro station - Image courtesy of OMA

OMA has been selected from four competing international architectural practices to design the new École Centrale engineering school and its surrounding urban development in the research and innovation zone of Saclay, southwest of Paris.

Spearheaded by Clément Blanchet, director of OMA projects in France, the winning “lab city” concept contrasts the corridor linearity of the typical laboratory. The design proposes a low level, glass-roofed superblock that contains an interior open plan grid, where various activities can interact and be overlooked simultaneously. Continue after the break to learn more.