Published on December 15, 2020 Updated on January 14, 2021

Designed by Brunet-Saunier Architecture, the North research building houses research units from CNRS, EPHE, EHESS, ENC, and L'Université Paris 8 Vincennes-Saint-Denis.

The building’s ground floor contains seminar rooms and the Condorcet du Crous university restaurant, which consists of a self-service canteen, a cafe, and a club-style restaurant. Like the South research building, the upper floors are home to work and social spaces for the research teams: private and shared offices, meeting rooms, tutoring spaces, etc.

The Architect’s vision

"The base of the building is mostly glass. This is to express notions of porosity and passage. When the sun penetrates the building, you can observe the interior life that is taking shape inside." Brunet-Saunier Architecture

The North research building in a nutshell

Architect: Brunet-Saunier Architecture
Contractor: Sérendicité
14, 388m2 over five floors
  • The CROUS university restaurant
  • Seminar rooms
  • Research team offices
  • Variously sized meeting rooms and tutoring rooms on every floor
  • Various social spaces equipped with coffee machines, fridges, and microwaves
  • An underground carpark