The building is isolated in a vast landscape. This ideal relationship between construction and nature is restated. Nature regains its unity, it surrounds the building and, linked to the landscape, it acquires a territorial dimension. At times, the sanatorium isolated the patients; today, it hosts social activities.
The essential student gatherings are located on the ground floor in connected spaces.
School of architecture, Clermont-Ferrand, France
Architect: du Besset–Lyon
Client: Ministère de la Culture et de la Communication
Structural engineers: Khephren Ingénierie
HVAC engineering: Espace Temps
Economist: JC Drauart
Acoustic expert: JP Lamoreux
Infrastructure engineers: ATPI INFRA
Fire security expert: Casso & Associes
Cost: 21.55 M € ht
Area: 11.500 sqm
Completion: August 2015