ANMA: ARTEM gallery and cosmopolitan promenade ANMA: ARTEM gallery and cosmopolitan promenade
dec 23, 2012

ANMA: ARTEM gallery and cosmopolitan promenade

‘ARTEM’ by ANMA, nancy, franceimage © stephane chalmeauall images courtesy of ANMA



winning a competition in 2005, the ‘ARTEM (a combination of ‘art’, ‘technology’ and ‘management’)’ project by french firm agence nicolas michelin and associates (ANMA) unites nancy’s three top creative institutes – the ecole nationale supérieure d’art de nancy, the ecole des mines pour la technologie, and the ICN business school- with an acclimatized promenade that provides a common space for the three entities to combine their unique fields in a social atmosphere. spanning a distance of 300 meters, the project consists of two parts: a transparent promenade with parallel rows of slender white column trees covered on either side by a curtain wall and supporting two tone polygonal roof panels that reflect the scale and aesthetic of the nearby mountains. the second part, a more traditional structure, like an inhabitable bridge connecting two faculties throughthe common park, containing auditoria, classrooms, research facilities, food service, green roofs and offices. it is also the largest heat exchanger in france, creating a comfortable micro-climate for students and visitors to share their thoughts, learn, socialize and explore.



promenade curtain wall facade image © stephane chalmeau



sawtooth profile reflects the mountainsimage © stephane chalmeau



interior of long walkway glowing with the colors of the roof panelsimage © stephane chalmeau



vertical circulation servicing the several spacesimage © stephane chalmeau



external connection between promenade and buildingimage © stephane chalmeau



roof-scapeimage © stephane chalmeau



new structureimage © stephane chalmeau



an inhabitable bridge in a parkimage © stephane chalmeau



image © stephane chalmeau



image © stephane chalmeau



roof top gardens and green space for the public to enjoyimage © stephane chalmeau



floor plan / level 0



floor plan / level 1









project info:



site: haussonville-blandan district, nancycompetition: 2006development: 2006-2010construction: 2009-2015delivery (ensmn & gallery): août 2012public spaces: 20,400,000 € ensmn: 23,500,000 € ARTEM site: 10 hectaressite (ensmn & galerie): 20,000 m2buildings (floor area): 18,000 m2energy performance: conforms to rt 2012project manager: communauté urbaine du grand nancyproject management contractor: soloremarchitects: ANMA agence nicolas michelin & associés n. michelin, m. delplace, c. trétoutproject directors: hélène galifer et sophie-laure weillconstruction director: etienne challet-hayardlandscaping associate: apca – agence de paysagiste claire alliodengineering / associates: egis grand est – bet tce elioth – bet hqe, façades, charpenteseconomist: michel forgueacoustics: peutzlight design: patrick rimoux (gallery), on (exterior spaces)

  • Like the site planning and the architecture. One concern is the minuscule restroom accommodations provided.

    mArkW says:

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