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PROJECT SUMMARY

Public Condenser

Low-cost flexible university building

Lieu de vie on the new Paris-Saclay university campus hosts a mix of activities including indoor and outdoor sports facilities, food outlets and various public spaces across more than 4,000 sq m of floor area.

Conceived as a minimal structure using rough materials, robust and long lasting techniques, the “urban shelf” is organized vertically with its different activities superimposed on one another, using the roof as a panoramic playground for football and basketball games.

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Low-cost university building that really stacks up
 
Robust minimalism takes shape on new university campus
 
“Leave the use up to the users”
 
Global finalist project entry 2015 - Public Condenser
 
Global Holcim Awards winners announced April 20
 
“Sustainability? Maximizing flexibility in a minimal structure” - Gilles Delalex of Muoto
 
Silver for a low-cost flexible university building in Paris, France
 
“A remarkable contribution to sustainable construction” – Holcim Awards Jury
 
Project Entry 2014 Europe - Public Condenser
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Project Details
Location
Paris, France
Authors
Gilles Delalex
MAIN AUTHOR
Gilles Delalex
Muoto, France
Yves Moreau
MAIN AUTHOR
Yves Moreau
Muoto, France
Thomas Wessel-Cessieux
MAIN AUTHOR
Thomas Wessel-Cessieux
Muoto, France
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Prizes
Awards
Silver 2014
Europe
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