It is on the Plateau de Saclay, in the Moulon district, and more precisely in the Polytechnique district, a few metres from the "Palaiseau" station of the future Line 18 that the Institut Mine Telecom is setting up.
At the heart of a development where many research organizations, economic activities, housing and businesses will coexist to form the living space of a research campus that will become one of the most important in the world.
The institute brings together the offices of researchers, research laboratories, teaching facilities, the university restaurant, to host the Paritech University and Telecom Paris-Sud.
The building is designed on the idea that teaching and research are two interdependent disciplines. To encourage the crossing of flows between the two, to create a panel of diversified spaces in order to trigger the elusive serendipity between researchers and students, the morphology is designed according to a "rhizomic" scheme. The concept is materialized in a series of bridge buildings and landscaped terraces that organize easy interconnections between the different departments.
In the centre of the building, gardens and sheltered plots are dedicated to the researchers' rest...
The façades, flexible in design and appearance, are adorned on the outside by a vertical fibreglass sun protection system that is made of a helix that rotates from bottom to top. A concept ideally adapted to the daily sunshine curve.