cité des sciences

maison de la vie

The overall concept of the natural sciences cluster founded by the “Maisons des Sciences de la Vie, de l’Environnement et des Matériaux” (Houses of Life Science, Environment and Materials), is based on a mix of activities, urban transparency and the need for flexibility due to the evolving nature of lab research in various scientific fields. This concept sets out the broad architectural parameters that each building must meet, in order to create true unity in diversity. The “Maison de la Vie” (House of Life) was designed according to a principle of flexible space that meets the needs of interdisciplinarity in research, facilitating synergies between research teams as well as optimising the use of specialised equipment. The L-shaped building defines the corner formed by the “porte des Sciences” and the “avenue de l’Université”.