The renovation of the technological halls is the cornerstone of an ambitious renovation program that aims to give the Ensam school a new face and allow it to stand out as an “engineering school of the future”, at the forefront of technological development.
The restructuring of the halls took place over three core interventions.
The first concerned enhancing the architectural heritage of the halls which bear witness to an earlier industrial architecture.
The second was related to potentially convertible surfaces. These have been given greater density and been extended, permitting the installation of new classrooms, laboratories, experimental areas and offices.
Finally, spaces favouring exchanges and relaxation have been designed to provide the best possible interactions between students, researchers and administrative personnel.
The architectural intention was to reveal the structure of all added elements while respecting the industrial and architectural image of the halls.
By ARCHITECTURE PATRICK MAUGER