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Humanities and Social Sciences Campus

Refurbishment of the Humanities and Social Sciences Centre.

Located on one of the most beautiful heritage campuses in Europe, the Grenoble University Research and Higher Education Cluster (PRES) has taken advantage of the Campus 2025 stimulus and revitalisation plan launched by the State to invest in new teaching and research facilities.
The buildings are part of a garden city with a strong 20th century architectural and landscape heritage.
We have assisted in the transformation of the campus so that, with its strong heritage, it remains an attractive university centre with 40,000 students.
This involved the refurbishment of four buildings: The Humanities and Mathematics Building (BSHM), the Faculty of Economics (EESS), the Faculty of Law (DROIT 2) and a cultural space (EST).
They host teaching, research and creative spaces that foster the development of connections and ideas.
We wanted to design spaces that conveyed the strong values that have made the Grenoble Campus famous in France and internationally.

Client : Grenoble Université
Location : St-Martin-d’Hères, France
Surface : 18 000 m²
Status : Delivered
Date : 2018
Key points
  • Conservation of old buildings.
  • Minimal impact.
  • Sober architectural design.
  • Urban campus design.
Performance environnementale
  • High Environmental Quality standard : BBC (Bâtiment Basse Consommation – Low-Energy Building) renovation standard.
  • Safe materials with low environmental impact.
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Patriarche (Architecture)




Photos: ©Thierry Genand