For a new £12.4 million secondary teaching block in South Wales, this 19-month project needed to realise an institution fit for the 21st century – as well as meeting BREEAM “Excellent” and BIM Level 2 standards.
Centre for Research and Interdisciplinarity
Emphasize Architectural Ambition
Situated within the historic Parisian neighbourhood of Marais, the CRI wanted to emphasise its architectural ambition, while operating as a multi-functional urban campus. The collaborative spaces within the centre act as a hub for nurturing conversation and debates – therefore acoustic consideration was crucial.
To work in harmony with the skylight’s frames and the overlooking façades, custom MINERAL Baffle Elements were the solution of choice. Assembled in one metre cubes gently suspended in mid-air, these minimalist features create a striking visual focus and strengthen the sound absorption capacity within the space. Contributing not only to acoustical comfort, they also help to create a stylish and sophisticated ambience.
- Architect: Architecture Patrick Mauger
- Contractor: Vinci Construction
- Client: Centre de Recherches Interdisciplinaires
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- Sector: Education
- Room Type: Library, Circulation Area, Corridors
- Materials: Mineral, Metal