Institut Mines-Télécom, Paris-Saclay, Paris, France. Architect: Grafton Architects, 2020.
|:||View across courtyard towards glazed corridor. Institut Mines-Télécom, Paris-Saclay, Paris, France. Architect: Grafton Architects, 2020.|
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|:||Institut Mines-Télécom, Paris-Saclay|
|:||Institut Mines-Télécom, Paris-Saclay, Paris, France. Architect: Grafton Architects, 2020.|
|:||The master plan proposed streets, squares and boulevards with the poetic integration of landscape and ecology. It refers to the legacy of the great tradition of educational institutions such as Oxford, Cambridge & Harvard, with their lawns, quadrangles, cloisters and courtyards. We have explored the interpretation of this architectural legacy in the making of a new 21st Century university building for l'Institut Mines Telecom, Telecom Paristech and Telecom Sud-Paris. In order to adequately address the Place de Metro and to give the building a strong presence in this new public space, we have compressed the core educational uses into a compact form to make a strong urban presence addressing the square. By building lightly on the ground, we release space on the site to make a generous quadrangle, a ‘green room’, within the tradition of Oxford, Cambridge and Harvard Universities. The form and singularity of the quadrangle and of the total block is held by the research offices, doctorates rooms, and directors offices which hover above a looser more fluid series of inside and outside spaces below.|
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