University Campus Saint-Charles: Phase 2

Conversion of an 18th-century hospital wing and listed building into a university Montpellier / France / 2017

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CONVERSION OF THE AILE DES INCURABLES In a second phase, the Aile des Incurables, on the same site, will be converted into a Maison des Sciences de l'Homme and a department of archaeology. The building will provide, on the two upper floors, workspace for researchers and facilities for hosting international symposiums. This will require the creation, at ground-floor level, of seminar rooms and a lecture theatre… a seemingly impossible task given the dimensions and load-bearing structure of this eighteenth-century building. The site does, however, offer the advantage of its 5.30 metre ceiling height, where tiered seating for 100 people can be inserted in the 10.50 metre-wide central wing. Extending the lecture theatre across the full width of this wing, adjacent to the entrance hall, means there can be no indoor circulation to the other areas. Our solution is to add an enclosed gallery to the courtyard facade. This gallery functions much as a winter garden; glass louvres can be opened and closed to allow air to circulate in summer and heat to accumulate in winter. As well as allowing the building's users to circulate, sheltered from wind or rain, the gallery provides a natural meeting point for the entire wing. Unlike the Hôpital Général, the Aile des Incurables is a "noble" stone construction with numerous decorative features such as medallions, string courses and sculpted cornices that must be restored. The small extension (200 sq m) is entirely sympathetic with the original building in its transparency and lightweight steel frame, as well as the glass louvres through which the renovated facade remains fully visible. SPECIFICATIONS CHEET : PROJECT Saint-Charles university campus: Bâtiment des Incurables - Phase 2 Conversion of an 18th-century hospital wing and listed building into a university CLIENT State – Ministry of Education and Research Montpellier Education Authority PROJECT MANAGEMENT HELLIN-SEBBAG, ARCHITECTES ASSOCIÉS (Paris- Montpellier), Main contractor BETS AIGOIN: Structure GEC Ingénierie: Fluid engineering FABRICA TRACEORUM, Heritage architect CABINET LE DOUARIN: Quantity surveyor ARCHITECT CONTACT DETAILS 10, Rue Emile Zola – 34000 MONTPELLIER – 33 (0)4 67 58 85 http://hellin.sebbag.m@ 10, Rue Boileau – 75016 PARIS – 33 (0)1 42 24 90 90 http://hellin.sebbag.p@ BRIEF Maison des Sciences de l'Homme and Department of Archaeology for University of Montpellier 3. Lecture theatre, seminar rooms, university press, workspaces to be shared by researchers in social sciences, humanities and archaeology. SITE ADDRESS Rue du Professeur Henri Serres and Rue Auguste Broussonnet 34000 Montpellier AREA 4,687 sq m net floor area SCHEDULE Tender in progress (bidding documents). Works: July 2013 PROVISIONAL COST ESTIMATE €8.52 M exc. VAT at Feb. 2009 TECHNIQUES & MATERIALS - restoration of stone facades - creation of a gallery with metal structure and glass louvres -double-glazed casement windows with muntins

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    CONVERSION OF THE AILE DES INCURABLES In a second phase, the Aile des Incurables, on the same site, will be converted into a Maison des Sciences de l'Homme and a department of archaeology. The building will provide, on the two upper floors, workspace for researchers and facilities for hosting international symposiums. This will require the creation, at ground-floor level, of seminar rooms and a lecture theatre… a seemingly impossible task given the dimensions and load-bearing structure...

    Project details
    • Year 2017
    • Main structure Steel
    • Client State - Ministry of Education, Research and Innovation - Montpellier Education Authority
    • Cost € 9,95 M exc. VAT at april 2017
    • Status Completed works
    • Type Colleges & Universities / Research Centres/Labs
    • Websitehttps://www.hellin-sebbag.archi/saint-charles-t2
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