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Nantes School of Architecture

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Lacaton Vassal
location Nantes
function auditorium, library, university
contributed by -PJ-

In building a structure of great capacity, the project design comes up with a scheme capable of creating a set of rich and diverse situations of interest to the School of Architecture, the city and the landscape. Three decks above the natural ground level, served by a gentle sloping external ramp, progressively put the ground surface of the city in touch with the sky overhead. A lightweight steel structure redivides the height of these main levels. It enables the spaces devoted to the program to be generously installed and creates a system adapted to their extension and their future evolution. Linked to the spaces of the program are ample, double-height volumes with non-attributed functions, the transparent façades of which harness the sun's rays and vouchsafe the indoor climate. On the initiative of the students, teachers or visitors, these spaces become the locus of possible appropriations, events and programming (text from architect's website).

Amazing project one of the best architecture offices in France for sure !
Paris, France 08-Feb-17
franz says:

I'm student at Faculty of Architecture, University of Zagreb.
Building Architecture School of Nantes is topic for my resarch on new ecological approaches in architecture. I would be very grateful if you can share with me one information. I'm interested is School of Architecture in Nantes certificated by some of world famous energy buliding certification, such as LEED, BREEAM, HQE...
notagain says:
je suis tres heureux d'avoir la possibilite d'aller etudier la-bas!
Nantes, France 15-May-11
rionma says:
oh i can swear its not as great as it looks like!
(pam in your face lacaton)
Naomi says:
I love the light weight façade and the raw finishing of the construction. Must be great to study there!
Amsterdam, Netherlands 29-Apr-09
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Nantes School of Architecture
Quai François Mitterrand 6
Project is public!
Opening hours Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday: 08.00 - 21.00. Thursday: 08.00 - 23.00. Saturday: 08.00 - 18.00.
How to get there? Tramway 1: get off at Médiathèque and use the pedestrian bridge. Bus 45, 52: get off at République.
Completion 3- 2009
Floor area/size 15150 m2
Cost € 17750000,-
ArchitectLacaton Vassal
Client Ministère de la Culture et de la Communication
Project ID 4157
Latitude/Longitude 47°12'26N 01°33'26W
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