cité des sciences

maison des sciences humaines

The “Maison des Sciences Humaines” (House of Humanities and Social Sciences) is the first of the themed buildings. It hosts academic courses including linguistics, literature, history, geography, sociology and education. The streamlined shape of the building – a compact volume set on a glazed transparent ground floor structure – is essentially the result of urban constraints and the need for optimal operational flexibility. While the main part of the surface is reserved for flexible office units based on the research units’ needs, the organisation of seminars requires meeting rooms and work spaces that can accommodate groups of varying sizes. The programme also includes the construction of housing for both students and researchers.