wood louvers wrap mantois technology center by badia berger in france
 
wood louvers wrap mantois technology center by badia berger in france wood louvers wrap mantois technology center by badia berger in france
sep 14, 2014

wood louvers wrap mantois technology center by badia berger in france

wood louvers wrap mantois technology center by badia berger in france
photo © takuji shimmura
all images courtesy of badia berger architectes

 

 

 

designed by paris-based badia berger architectes based on a winning competition entry, the mantois technology center has been completed as the first phase in a university development project in mantes-la-ville. the 12,000 square-meter program unites science and technology learning and research facilities, and is intended to accommodate 1,500 students. the structure is composed of two distinct building elements: a concrete base level and an elevated volume clad in vertically-oriented wood louvers. the former’s façade is visually porous, with an irregular arrangement of windows and a large glass-clad atrium which links it to the upper mass.

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the upper volume is distinguished by its thin vertically-oriented wood louvers
photo © takuji shimmura

 

 

 

the condensed research facility brings together students and researchers from different fields under the open subject of ‘mechatronics’, relating to specific areas such as automobiles, home automation, and reduced mobility accompaniment.

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the lower concrete base contrasts the wood clad volume above
photo © takuji shimmura

badia berger architectes mantois technology center designboom

a glass clad atrium links the two building forms
photo © takuji shimmura

badia berger architectes mantois technology center designboom

photo © takuji shimmura

badia berger architectes mantois technology center designboom

the 12,000 square-meter program unites science and technology learning and research facilities
photo © takuji shimmura

badia berger architectes mantois technology center designboom

photo © takuji shimmura

badia berger architectes mantois technology center designboom

photo © takuji shimmura

badia berger architectes mantois technology center designboom

an elevated terrace sits beneath the wood-clad volume
photo © takuji shimmura

 

 

 

 

project info:

 

location: mantes-la-ville, yvelines, france
dates:
 2008 (architectural competition), october 2013 (completed)

surface area: 5,085 sqm

environmental certification: NF HQE® for tertiary buildings

project cost: 8.374€ million ex-VAT (value as at 10/2010), 1,647€/sqm net surface area

client: ile-de-france region

agent: SEM 92

architecture: badia berger architectes

project lead: stephane nikolas

economist: gautreau associés

structural engineering: batiserf ingenierie
HVAC engineering: sogeti

acoustics: a. taravella
HQE: slh ile-de-france
photography: takuji shimmura

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