The Hub Créatic has been built at the heart La Chantrerie, a campus comprising private and public higher education establishments such as the Ecole Nationale Supérieure des Mines, Ecole Supérieure du Bois, Ecole de Design Nantes Atlantique et Polytech and the Ecole d’Ingénieurs de l’Université de Nantes.
The new building is marketed as a communicating urban office building. Its architecture transmits the image of a hive of activity thanks to the honeycomb shaped windows and its honey colour which makes you think of the positive connotation of a hive and its intense and highly productive activity.
To impose this vivid image of buildings on the volumes and the disparate aesthetics created by different practices since the 1990’s, Tetrarc has taken advantage of the project’s location.
The building takes ownership of the site’s open position on the Brittany road link. Its windows and main entrance look onto the virtual boulevard designed by Christian de Portzamparc so that Nantes town centre, represented by the tall figure of the Tour de Bretagne, is symbolically linked to its academic, cultural and tertiary peripheral extensions.
Hub Créatic, La Chantrerie, Nantes
Client: Nantes Métropole Aménagement
Architect: Tetrarc Agence d'Architecture
Project director: Alain Boêffard
Project manager: Patrick Moreuil
Study: Patrick Moreuil, Marc-Antoine Bouyer, Hervé Martin
Site: Marc-Antoine Bouyer
Economist OPC: CMB
BET Structure: CERT
BET Fluids HQE: Elithis