Located at the green edge of the Bois des Mares, the site is at the heart of a forested area forming a woodland front. The design maintains the green edge of the site by the integration of a building. It blends into the wooded landscape without upsetting the balance of the lines and vegetation.
The physiognomy of the land imposes project implementation that uses the depth of the site. This arrangement will create a clearing that breaks the edge of the wood and the landscape’s skyline. To preserve the vegetation, the building reflects both the sky and the foliage of trees.
A stainless steel shell returns a changing image depending on the light and wind. An almost immaterial volume rises from the ground and appears to float above a green belt from a topographic event. This fully vegetated event, consisting of the administrative and tertiary part of the project, is the source of a building set in the ground and that blends into its environment.
The project proposes a contemporary architecture and workspaces that convey positive values. The biosciences are carriers of both hope and concern. As such, the project aims to reconcile science and nature in a serene and harmonious representation.
Designed according to the HQE procedure, the building blends into the scientific imagination by using materials and effects that combine nature and technology. The project uses building solutions that emphasise dry industries and a high degree of recyclability of materials. The natural treatment of runoff and the use of solar gain complete this process whilst also actively contributing to the atmosphere of the site. The envelope combines texture and performance. The staging of nature by the building generates stimulating spaces suitable for grouping the positive energies of the site.x