Published on January 4, 2021 Updated on July 18, 2023

The Grand équipement documentaire (GED) is the Campus Condorcet research library. It was designed by Elizabeth de Portzamparc and is managed by the Région Île-de-France.

The building lies at the heart of campus, at one corner of the Cours des Humanités, and will offer consultation spaces and 1,400 study spaces to researchers. It will be open to eligible community members 7/7 and 24/24, with on-campus residents having priority

The ground floor will be open to the city and will encourage public engagement with the building, particularly in its event spaces:

  • The Forum, where exhibitions and demonstrations may be held
  • The Interface, a room dedicated to living research
  • The 50-seat Auditorium
  • The Open-space, an area for commingling and outreach
  • A cafeteria
  • A bookshop

The collections, archives, group study spaces, and services will be accessible via the upper floors. The building will seat 1,400 people indoors and outdoors, for individual or group study, and in a variety of locations including:

  • The reserves and archives room (seats 60)
  • The group study spaces (seat 4 to 8)
  • The seminar rooms and classrooms (seat 16 to 32)
  • The break area on level 3
  • The terraces
  • The ground-floor spaces