architecture and urbanism

Paris Saclay, the future in the making


Under the high patronage of Geneviève Fioraso, Secretary of State for Higher Education and Research, the Etablissement public Paris-Saclay (EPPS), in partnership with the University of Paris-Saclay, the Maison de l'architecture en Ile-de-France and the Ile-de-France Order of Architects, is organizing : THE PARIS-SACLAY EXHIBITION - The Future in the Making from November 28 to December 20, 2014 at the Maison de l'architecture in Ile de France.

Thanks to a chronological frieze, projections as well as the model of the territory created in a 1:2000 format, this exhibition allows visitors to discover the evolution of the Saclay plateau and to take stock of the progress of the construction site in all its dimensions: scientific, economic and urban. 

The Paris-Saclay exhibition presents a milestone in the project in all its dimensions at the time when the Université Paris-Saclay is being created and the operational phase of the urban campus is underway. Free and open to a wide publicIt opens with round tables and conferences. the 28th, 29th and 30th of November, the complete programme of which you will find below:

FRIDAY 28th NOVEMBER - 2pm : Opening of the round tables by Pierre Veltz, Chairman and CEO of the Etablissement public Paris-Saclay and Dominique Vernay, President of the Fondation de Coopération Scientifique Campus Paris-Saclay.

- 14h30-16h30: Universities, Grandes Ecoles and research organisations: convergence

The Paris-Saclay University, supported by the Fondation de Coopération Scientifique Campus Paris-Saclay, came into being in October 2014. For the first time in France, universities, Grandes Ecoles and major organizations are joining forces in a single world-class institution to build a scientific and educational strategy that meets the societal challenges of our time. With more than 10,500 researchers and teacher-researchers and 60,000 students, including 25,000 in master's and doctoral programs, it is the scientific driving force of the region, constituting a group comparable to international universities such as Stanford, Berkeley, MIT, Harvard, Oxford or Cambridge.
- Herve Biausser, Central Director Supelec
- Jacques Biot, President of the École polytechnique
- Jacques Bittoun, President of the University Paris-Sud
- Nozha Boujemaa, Director of the Inria Saclay Ile-de-France research centre
- Alain Fuchs, President of the CNRS
- Philippe Jamet, Director General of the Institut Mines-Télécom
- Isabelle This-Saint-Jean, Vice-President of the Île-de-France Regional Council in charge of Higher Education and Research
- Gilles Trystram, Managing Director of AgroParisTech
- Dominique Vernay, President of the Foundation for Scientific Cooperation Paris-Saclay Campus
- Pierre-Paul Zalio, President of the École normale supérieure de Cachan

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- 16h45-18h15: Open innovation, a new model

Innovation is the key factor in our economic future. For companies, competition through innovation is a challenge that can no longer be met by internal research & development alone. Open innovation" - i.e. collaboration with external partners, start-ups and SMEs, competitors, universities, customers and users - is emerging as a new paradigm. This strategy is at the heart of Paris-Saclay, which brings together, with exceptional density, all the scientific and economic players in a world-class ecosystem. The challenge is to anchor firms in the national territory and to create the jobs of tomorrow in the sectors of the future in health, food, energy, mobility, security, etc.
- Jean-Luc Beylat, President of the Systematic competitiveness cluster
- Bernard Bigot, General Administrator of the CEA
- Pierre Gohar, Deputy Director for Innovation and Corporate Relations at the Fondation de Coopération Scientifique Paris-Saclay Campus
- Bruno Leprince-Ringuet, Vice-President Research and Development Europe of Air Liquide
- Sylvie Retailleau, Dean of the Faculty of Sciences of the University of Paris-Sud
- Bernard Salha, EDF Director of Research and Development
- Charles Nouboué, founder FITLE

6.30-8pm: An "urban cluster" and city districts: achieving an original model of mixity

Accessibility and quality of life are key to the success of the economic and scientific project. Paris-Saclay is also a very large development operation carried out by the Public Establishment and local authorities: Plateau de Saclay urban community, Europ'Essonne urban community, Saint-Quentin-en-Yvelines urban community, Versailles-Grand Parc urban community. It draws on the region's recognized assets - proximity between towns and agricultural and natural areas, attractive residential offer, facilities and quality of life, exceptional historical heritage - to create an urban model that serves everyone: residents, researchers, employees, students and visitors.
- Michel Bournat, President of the Plateau de Saclay Agglomeration Community
- Vincent Delahaye, President of the Europ'Essonne conurbation community
- Michel Laugier, President of the Saint-Quentin-en-Yvelines agglomeration community
- François de Mazières, President of the Versailles Grand Parc Urban Community
- Pierre Veltz, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Etablissement Public Paris-Saclay
- Philippe Yvin, Chairman of the Management Board of Société du Grand Paris

SATURDAY 29 NOVEMBERContinuous throughout the day, guided tours of the exhibition by project managers from the Etablissement public Paris-Saclay and presentations around the model.

10h: Welcome and introduction by Pierre Veltz

10:30-11:30: From the genesis of the development project to its implementation

The multiple scales of the project (large area of the plateau and valleys, urban campus of the south plateau in Essonne, Versailles-Satory-Saint-Quentin-en-Yvelines hub) impose an original urban and landscape approach. Transversal concepts ensure the coherence of the whole: compactness, chain of public places, edges, mixed programmes, landscape-urban integration. The round-table presents the genesis and the current situation.
- Floris Alkemade, Urban Planning Architect / FAA
- Michel Desvigne, Landscape designer / CDM
- Xaveer de Geyter, Urban Planning Architect / XDGA
- Isabelle Menu, Urban Architect / MSTKA
- Lise Mesliand, Director of Development / Public Establishment Paris-Saclay

11.30am-1pm: Paris-Saclay at the forefront of the energy transition

The Paris-Saclay area brings together scientific and technological skills that make it the main French research centre for energy transition, with three new energy transition institutes (ITE) in the fields of photovoltaics, mobility, and industrial and urban energy efficiency, and of course the presence of major players such as the CEA and EDF,
Air Liquide... Innovation in intelligent energy management is also at the heart of the development project itself, led by the Etablissement public Paris-Saclay and local authorities, in partnership with ITEs, companies and the Systematic competitiveness cluster.
- Martine Bridenne, Managing Director of Paris-Saclay Efficacité Energétique
- Antoine Mullender, Chief Executive Officer of Vedecom
- Guillaume Pasquier, Director General of the Etablissement public Paris-Saclay
- Antoine du Souich, Director of Sustainable Development, Development Department of the Paris-Saclay Public Establishment
- Laurent Schmitt, Chairman of the "Intelligent Energy Management" working group at Systematic Paris-Région

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2.30pm-8pm: PechaKucha from the Paris-Saclay Urban Campus

Presentation of the architectural projects and public spaces of the South Plateau Urban Campus in the form of short sequences in the imposed format of 6.40 min and 20 images. 

- The École Polytechnique district:
The northern edge and the chain of public places by Michel Desvigne / CDM Agency
The EDF Research & Development Centre by Francis Soler / Agence Francis Soler Architect
The EDF campus by Emmanuel Combarel / ECDM Agency
ERDF's source post by Yves Pagès / Agence Explorations Architecture
The radar of Palaiseau by Philippe Barthélémy / Agence Philippe Barthélémy & Sylvia Griño Architects
The central strip of the École polytechnique district by Floris Alkemade / XDGA Agency - FAA
The Mines-Telecom Institute by Shelley McNamara / Agence Grafton Architects
The student residence of 300 student and apprentice housing units by Johan Anrys / Agency 51N4E associated with Bourbouze & Graindorge
The National School of Statistics and Economic Administration (ENSAE) by Jean-Patrice Calori / CAB Architects Agency
The extension of the École polytechnique laboratories by Michel Rémon / Atelier Michel Remon
The multi-sports hall shared by Séverine Stoffel / Stoffel Lefebvre Architects Agency
The Centre for Nanosciences and Nanotechnologies (C2N) by Michel Rémon / Atelier Michel Remon
The Photovoltaic Institute of Ile-de-France by Jean-Philippe Pargade / Agence Pargade Architects

- The Moulon district :
The Moulon district by Isabelle Menu / Agence Saison-Menu Architectes Urbanistes
L'École normale supérieure de Cachan by Paul Vincent / Agence Renzo Piano Building Workshop
Le Lieu de vie by Gilles Delalex / Agence Muoto architects
The Joliot Curie district and the southern edge by Sylvanie Grée / Groupement OMA and D'ici là paysagistes
École Centrale Paris by Ellen Van Loon / OMA Agency
The Belvedere district by Thierry Kandjee / Taktyk Landscape Urbanism Agency
The Orsay Institute of Molecular Sciences by Kess Kaan / Kaan Architecten
The Computer Science Laboratory for Mechanics and Engineering Sciences by Franck Vialet / Agence Vib architecture
The Automatic Fluids and Thermal Systems Laboratory / Laboratory of Theoretical Physics and Statistical Models / Pascal Institute by Florent Descolas / Brenac and Gonzalez Agency
The Climate and Environment Facility by Jacob Celnikier / Agence Celnikier et Grabli Architects

- In the valley and at the CEA:
The CEA Guide Plan by Philippe Prost / Agence d'Architecture Philippe Prost
The NeuroSciences Research Cluster by Jacob Celnikier / Groupement Dietmar Feichtinger Architects and Celnikier Grabli Architects
The Institute of Mathematics by Jean Guervilly / GM Architecture Agency
The Conservatoire à rayonnement départemental de la Vallée de Chevreuse by Jacques Pajot / November Workshop
The Institute of Integrative Cell Biology (I2BC) by Antoine Roux / Agence Ragueneau et Roux
La Maison des étudiants by Cyrille Hanappe / Agence Air Architectures

20h : Convivial aperitif

SUNDAY 30 NOVEMBER: Science in Paris-Saclay is extraordinarily rich and diverse. To conclude this programme, scientific conferences are offered to the general public on highly topical subjects: how else can we talk about quantum physics? What is the state of brain research? what do we know about climate change?

14h30 : Julien Bobroff : giving a different view of physics, the example of superconductivity
Julien Bobroff is a professor at the University of Paris-Sud, Laboratoire de Physique des Solides in Paris-Saclay. In 2011, he received the Jean Perrin Prize, a prize for the popularization of science, which was awarded to him for his actions in favor of the dissemination of physics and for his involvement in the success of the events related to the Year of Supraconductivity for the 100 years of its discovery.

3:30 pm : Stanislas Dehaene : the brain and the code of consciousness
Professor at the Collège de France and member of the French Academy of Sciences, Stanislas Dehaene is Director of the Cognitive Neuroimaging Unit (INSERM/CEA), located in the major Neurospin center in Saclay. He is one of the world's leading brain specialists. He has published several books accessible to the general public: Les Neurones de la lecture, La Bosse des maths chez Odile Jacob. He will talk about his new book The Code of Consciousness, published by the same publisher.

4:30 pm: Valérie Masson-Delmotte: climate change in the light of the past
As a paleoclimatologist, Valérie Masson-Delmotte studies the mechanisms of climate change based on past variability. She is head of the Glaccios team (Ice and Continents, Climate and Stable Isotopes), at the Laboratoire des Sciences du
Climate and Environment. Research Director at CEA, she is very active in the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC). She was awarded the Irène Joliot-Curie prize for the woman scientist of the year 2013. She has published several books for the general public on climate issues, published by Editions du Pommier.
Sale of farm products organised by the farms of the Saclay plateau in connection with Café A and throughout the afternoon: guided tours of the exhibition and presentation of the model by project managers from the Etablissement public Paris-Saclay.

Location : Convent of Récollets, 148 rue du Faubourg Saint-Martin - 75010 Paris

Timetable :
- Thursday, November 27, 2014 at 6:30 pm
- From Friday 28th to Sunday 30th November 2014 at 09:30 am
- From Tuesday 02 to Sunday 07 December 2014 at 11:00 am
- From Tuesday 09 to Sunday 14 December 2014 at 11:00 am
- From Tuesday 16 to Saturday 20 December 2014 at 11:00 am

Photo Copyright © 2014 Etablissement public Paris-Saclay, All rights reserved.

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