Education / Research / Laboratories

University building, lecture theatres, arts and literature documentation and communication centre, Rennes

Rennes

1996-1998

The new building that unites three different functions (a digital resource centre, a documentation and communications centre, three 200-seat lecture theatres), juxtaposes a piece of architecture from the 1950s/60s by Arretche.

The project restructures the campus’s public space with an interior through-route that gives access to an upper terrace via a double stair topped with a canopy. The whole project overlooks a shaded garden. Our design uses coloured concrete in horizontal bands, highlighted with lines of deep blue glass bricks.