Antipodes Student Housing
|function||student housing, urban plan|
Herzog & De Meuron designed first the urban masterplan for the extension of the Dijon campus. This plan maintains the existing modernist strategy of singular objects placed in a wide park. 'Antipodes' is organised in linear units along a circulation spine, with large accessible balconies. Exterior walls are covered with in-situ cast black stained concrete and prefabricated light grey concrete panels containing the aluminium frames. All units look similar and all windows have the same size. The minimalistic approach was developed with artist Remy Zaugg.