HEC Student Housing
Dates : 2012 - Competition
Client : ADIM Concept
Design team : Martin Duplantier Architects, Anouk Debarre Landscape Architect
Mission : Design Conception
Built area : 20 806 sqm restructured (916 units) + 2 042 sqm new construction (96 units)
Cost : 33,7 M€
When in 1964 General de Gaulle inaugurated the new HEC framework at Jouy-en-Josas, the learning environment was far from what agitates the “business school” world today.
Diversity of genres, nationalities and profiles is revolutionizing the typical “josassien” student profile. Our architectural approach was inspired by the functioning of the best global examples in order to create a contextual strategy, adapted, and highly ambitious. In 1964 Coulon unambiguously implanted one inhabited strip: the residences perched on stilts leaving, follow the north-south axis, leaving the woods intact and ensuring the transparency of the whole. Support buildings – the canteen, gymnasium, infirmary, and chaplaincy – were positioned perpendicularly to the residential ones, and are located in the suburbs, overlooking the valley. Finally, the academic strip, embodied in the study building, is located at the end of the initial prospect of entry.