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Ameller Dubois & Associés : Bâtiment de formation continue de l’université Paris Nanterre

Faced with the growth of professional retraining and the evolution of employment, the Paris Nanterre University, the Mecca of the student revolution of May 68, is actively developing its continuing education offer in order to promote synergies between the world of business. job and the courses offered. In 2013, the Île-de-France regional council therefore commissioned the architectural agency Ameller Dubois & Associés to build the new continuing education building for the faculty. After six years of work, Philippe Ameller and Jacques Dubois deliver a functional building with atypical architectural writing.

Aware of the evolution of ways of working and building their professional career, the architects of Ameller Dubois & Associés designed their project taking into account the current challenges of the world of employment.

Although it displays a strong identity in contract with the neighboring building, the continuing education building of the University of Paris-Ouest in Nanterre, located between two very different buildings, along the railways, nevertheless creates a certain architectural unity in within the campus.

The building fits harmoniously into its urban context. In front of the railways, the south facade, visible from the train, comes to life thanks to an atypical arrangement of colorful vertical sunshades arranged in progressive offset, contrasting with the north facade dressed in glazing and screen-printed metal panels and the facades at the heart of the plot made from horizontal wooden slats. Ameller Dubois & Associés thus produces a multifaceted envelope, which supports changes in the faculty.

This atypical university complex, which also presents itself as an attractive kinetic architecture, houses services for students: a large hall, a media library, an amphitheater, rest areas, work rooms and computer rooms. In addition to their academic function, these spaces, built according to an ecological conception of architecture, guarantee significant energy savings.

The team of Ameller Dubois & Associés realizes equipment, economical, functional and attractive, brilliantly adapted to contemporary economic, environmental and professional challenges.

To learn more, visit Ameller Dubois & Associés website

Photographs: Sergio Grazia

Léa Pagnier

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