The Maison de l’Innovation, is located on the approach to the city, on the very edge of the town of Dijon, facing the fields of the Burgundian countryside. Its position at the entrance of the ERIE Innovation and Enterprise Park makes it a symbol of the future campus.
The building owes its contemporary style to its form which symbolises the collaboration between the various entities that it will house, all working to promote innovation. The project seeks to represent this association of individuals through the articulation of different volumes which is what gives the building its distinctive shape.
The project offers a vision of ambition and openness to the future, and is, at the same time, a model of environmental sustainability. It achieves this by means of the choice of materials and innovatory technology. The building benefits from 25 geothermal wells of 100m in depth, to regulate heating and cooling of internal spaces.
This project aims to become an emblem of the synergy of innovation employing a combination of approaches to achieve a BBC low-energy rating. This implies a 50% improvement in primary energy consumption, compared with the reference RT2005.
The dynamic geometry of the project is organised on four levels. On the ground floor, a large hall gives access to the public areas (auditoria and meeting rooms) and the areas reserved for other building users. The upper floors are accessed from a central hallway. Each floor is laid out in a similar way: partitioned offices with direct natural lighting are fed by an inner corridor circuit.
In terms of volume and composition, the facades are highly differentiated. The building makes use of local, sustainable materials, such as wood, metal, glass and concrete in an architecture that is both innovative in style and ambitious in terms of energy conservation. The project is a demonstration of the agency’s attested environmental commitment.
– Client Developer: Burgundy regional council
– User: Start-up companies in the field of innovation
– Planner developer: SEMAAD
– Team representative: Arte Charpentier Architectes
– Interior Designer: Arte Charpentier Architectes
– Landscape Architect: Arte Charpentier Architectes
– Structural engineer / Façade design: DVVD
– Building services: Elithis
– Acoustics: Avel acoustique
– Quantity surveyor: RPO
– Address: 64 rue de Sully
– Post code: 21000
– City: Dijon
– Completion: September 2012
– Programme: architectural design and construction
– Cost of work: 6,1 M€
– Office rental space: no
– Specific facilities: auditorium, meeting room, exhibition areas open to the public
– Geothermic wells
– Floor area: 4,000sqm
– Environmental certification: RT 2005 -50% (BBC equivalent)
Crédits photos : Pamela Pinna