IGN and Météo France Geosciences Centre in Saint-Mandé

IGN and Meteo France Geosciences Centre, Saint-Mandé Renovation, Parisian Architecture, Images

IGN and Meteo France Geosciences Centre

Building Renovation Development, France – design by Architecture Patrick Mauger

page updated 21 Sep 2016 with new photos ; 1 May 2015

IGN and Météo France Geosciences Centre in Saint-Mandé

Location: 73-75, avenue de Paris, 94165 Saint-Mandé, France

Design: Architecture Patrick Mauger

IGN and Meteo France Geosciences Centre

The IGN and Météo France Geosciences centre: a major renovation operation permitting the transformation of a 1980’s block into a Very High Energy Performance (VHEP) building with a surface area of 15,900 sqm.

IGN and Meteo France Geosciences Centre

The agency’s work concentrated on IGN’s B building, opening it out through the creation of a garden shared with building A.

IGN and Meteo France Geosciences Centre

The programme called for the conservation of the volumes through the creation of central patios. The agency went even further, freeing the space between the buildings and creating a single entity for the newly rehabilitated building.

IGN and Meteo France Geosciences Centre

Initially comprising offices and workshops, as well as a first aid station and an inter-company restaurant, the building has been enriched through the incorporation of new amenities such as a multimedia library, a music room, and sports halls.

IGN and Meteo France Geosciences Centre

The timber framed façades reinforce the identity of the site, developing a certain osmosis with building A while simultaneously affirming its durable and innovative nature through its exceptional proportions.

IGN and Meteo France Geosciences Centre

It is a VHEP building able to meet the strictest environmental performance criteria.

IGN and Meteo France Geosciences Centre

IGN and Meteo France Geosciences Centre

Apart from the spatial densification and harmonisation of the façade, the design work integrated all aspects linked to energy performance: façade glazing chosen to meet thermal and acoustic requirements; thermal stacks distributed over the length of the building to extract hot air from the corridors (summer) and recuperate hot air from the south and west façades for redistribution to the offices (winter).

IGN and Meteo France Geosciences Centre

IGN and Meteo France Geosciences Centre

A large number of other complementary active systems have been developed to enrich this environmental approach: use of geothermal energy, recuperation of energy from all air handling plants, rooftop installation of solar panels and creation of a planted roof to reduce leakage flows and increase the building’s thermal inertia.

IGN and Meteo France Geosciences Centre

IGN and Meteo France Geosciences Centre

IGN and Meteo France Geosciences Centre

IGN and Meteo France Geosciences Centre

IGN and Meteo France Geosciences Centre – Building Information

Location: 73-75, avenue de Paris, 94165 Saint-Mandé
County: Val-de-Marne (94) Region : Île-de-France
Client: French Ministry of Ecology, Sustainable development, and Energy (Ministère de l’Ecologie, du Développement durable et de l’Energie-MEDDE)
Budget: 31.1 M€
Site Area: 15 971 sqm
Status: Delivered July 2014

IGN and Meteo France Geosciences Centre

IGN and Meteo France Geosciences Centre

IGN and Meteo France Geosciences Centre

IGN and Meteo France Geosciences Centre

IGN and Meteo France Geosciences Centre

IGN and Meteo France Geosciences Centre

Programme: Offices, inter-company restaurant, comercial space, social, cultural and recreational areas
Collaborators: SICRA, lead contractor; CBC Bluntzer, façade subcontractor; LEFORT FRANCHETEAU, HVAC; PHIBOR, power and lighting installations-communications installations
Environmental aspects: Very High Energy Performance building
Credits: Michel Denancé

IGN and Meteo France Geosciences Centre

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