Education / Research / Laboratories

Imagine Fondation, Necker Hospital, Paris

Paris

2009

Like one of Eduardo Chillida’s sculptures this project is a contrast between open and solid, providing both generous public spaces and more private spaces for researchers.

The building’s structure is clad on the street side by a film of opalescent ceramic, and inside by a perforated reflective aluminium surface, a play of contrasting materials.

At the heart of the block an atrium diffuses daylight and creates a meeting place that links with the city. A concentration of very specialised high-level scientific and technological research is housed here, which finds its expression in the building’s monumentality.

Project leader

Bouygues

Architect

Pargade

Engineering consultants

Setec bâtiment and Ceris Ingenierie

Environmental consultant

Oasiis

Quantity surveyor

Voxoa