Location : Toulouse | Program : Headquarters of the PRES and popular science centre | Client : Mairie de Toulouse | Net surface area : 10 000 m² | Cost : 18 M°€ before tax | Status : Competition winner 2011. Under construction. Delivery due 2014
The Quai des savoirs, a modulable, technological centre, is the guiding thread of the Quartier des Sciences science district, where both international researchers and children can drop anchor long enough for a meeting, arousing the call for adventure that is university research.
A minimalist architectural has been chosen for an emblematic building that is resolutely contemporary and sustainable: a "signal box". The indoors-outdoors continuity is asserted so as to extend the exhibition spaces beyond the walls and reach out to the public.