cité des sciences

maison des matériaux I

The overall concept of the natural sciences cluster founded by the “Maisons des Sciences de la Vie, de l’Environnement et des Matériaux” (Houses of Sciences, Environment and Materials), is based on a variety of activities, urban transparency and the need for flexibility due to the evolving nature of lab research in various scientific fields. This concept lays out the broad architectural parameters that each building must meet, in order to create true unity in diversity. The flexibility of the structure and subdivision of the Maison des Matériaux I also fully meet the development requirements of a particularly vibrant environment. The Maison des Matériaux I is directly linked to the Maison des Matériaux II, to form a single entity. In the first construction phase, this block is described as «bâtiment laboratoires – aile Nord / aile Sud» (laboratory building – north wing / south wing).