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French Tech Hall – Montpellier

 

The French-Tech hall is a place of professionnal activity and turbulence situated in the heart of the yet-to-come Cambarérès district, the new urban center dedicated to innovation in Montpellier. It is meant to host young developing companies, and encourage encounters between associations and the various actors of the city’s innovative ecosystem. Workspaces are concieved to be flexible, attractive and self-evolving. The building takes the shape of an inner landscape whose chessboard plan alternates open floors, patios and large event spaces, such as the entrance hall and the inhabited roof. This interior landscape is meant to answer the needs and desires of a new generation of « makers » sharing the same culture of computer games, digital universes and network collaboration. In this culture, playing and working are part of the same activity. The building is imagined as the iconic place of this generation of young entrepreneurs, while responding to a very low budget implying the creating use of rudimentary construction technics.

 

French Tech Coworking Space – Montpellier

Program Coworking space accommodating the French Tech ecosystem from Montpellier Métropole; coworking space, fab-lab, meeting rooms, amphitheatre, cafeteria, technical area, outdoor public space
Client  SA3M Montpellier
Area 12 500 m²
Budget  16 520 000 €
Architect  Muoto
Consultants Fabrice Bougon, EVP, Louis Choulet, Nobatek, Casso & Associés, Arteba, Epsilon, C&G, Jérôme Hervé, Studio Dièse, Paul-Eric Schirr Bonnans
Year  2017 – 2019