Cencyble Mines-Telecom Institute
© Luc Boegly

CENCYBLE MINES-TELECOM INSTITUTE

Studio 02 Architectes

AREA
740 m²

YEAR
2021

PHOTOGRAPHS
Luc Boegly

MANUFACTURERS
GRAPHISOFT, Arcelor Mittal, Siepel

RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT
Thomas Collet

SITE SUPERVISION
Thomas Laboirie

CONSTRUCTION ECONOMIST
Cdlp

SECURITY CONSULTANT
Veritas

TECHNICAL CONTROLLER
Veritas

LOCATION
Cesson-sévigné, France

CATEGORY
Higher Education

Cencyble Mines-Telecom Institute
© Luc Boegly
Cencyble Mines-Telecom Institute
© Luc Boegly

The Institut Mines & Telecom of Loire Atlantique is erecting a new «Cencyble» building at the heart of its engineering campus, dedicated to teaching, research, and cyber security.

Cencyble Mines-Telecom Institute
© Luc Boegly
Cencyble Mines-Telecom Institute
© Luc Boegly
Cencyble Mines-Telecom Institute
© Luc Boegly

The site of the ITM, made up of several buildings dating from different periods of construction, is part of a strong landscape, with rugged topography and remarkable trees.

The new building is located at the intersection of this landscape and the inner courtyard. This posture ensures a strong identity and visibility in relation to the urban environment.

Cencyble Mines-Telecom Institute
© Luc Boegly
Cencyble Mines-Telecom Institute
© Luc Boegly
Cencyble Mines-Telecom Institute
© Luc Boegly

This newly created inner square becomes the articulation between the different buildings of the campus.

It plays a unifying role, perceived as a space for exchange, like the Cencyble program, at the crossroads of training, research, and entrepreneurship.

Cencyble Mines-Telecom Institute
© Luc Boegly
Cencyble Mines-Telecom Institute
© Luc Boegly

The program extends over three floors: On the ground floor, access is done under a generous courtyard, a covered extension of the plot. From the main entrance hall, we can see the central core of the project, which includes all the common functions.

Around, are distributed the LabFab and the practical workrooms, the large meeting room, the executive offices.

The “Cyber CNI” Chair and the “HQ”, isolated, meet a confidentiality requirement and the strict access control measures imposed by such a research building.

Cencyble Mines-Telecom Institute
© Luc Boegly
Cencyble Mines-Telecom Institute
© Luc Boegly
Cencyble Mines-Telecom Institute
© Luc Boegly

As a new landmark identifiable at first sight, Cencyble reveals a sober, dark, and slender volumetry. The facades are encased in corrugated metal cladding, alternating solid and perforated surfaces.

Cencyble Mines-Telecom Institute
© Luc Boegly
Cencyble Mines-Telecom Institute
© Luc Boegly
Cencyble Mines-Telecom Institute
© Luc Boegly

Translating these notions of protection, the garment offers a porosity that contrasts with the rigor of the square volume.

Cencyble Mines-Telecom Institute
© Luc Boegly
Cencyble Mines-Telecom Institute
© Luc Boegly

Wide openings and loggias offer outdoor spaces and distant views without impacting the original volume.


Cencyble Mines-Telecom Institute
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Cencyble Mines-Telecom Institute
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Cencyble Mines-Telecom Institute
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