MBA Building – HEC Campus
Dates : 2008 - 2012
Client : Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Paris
Design team : David Chipperfield Architects, Martin Duplantier Architects, Anouk Debarre Landscape Architect
Mission : Base, furniture, sign system, SSI
Built area : 10 000 sqm
Cost : 20 M€
A new emblem for the HEC family , this project serves as the main entrance to the campus, as
well as a liaison between the existing and future buildings that will comprise the school.
It embodies a new concept of permeable building dedicated to integrated learning by interlacing both the school’s formal and informal spheres. Reinforcing a strong identity by focusing on its assets.
The MBA building’s concept requires an entity with different faces to answer multiple ambitions. Elegant thus iconic, the project creates a new façade to the south and allows a further development for the rest of the extension. Seven blocks of small dimension naturally integrate a site with a strong agricultural atmosphere. The building is permeable to public space : inside, but also through or around the building, this segmentation of the entity enables the global environment to be more collective.