ISMO, Institut des Sciences Moléculaires d’Orsay is completed by KAAN Architecten

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KAAN Architecten (Kees Kaan, Vincent Panhuysen, Dikkie Scipio).
Project team
Christophe Banderier, Marc Coma, Aksel Coruh, Sebastian van Damme, Paolo Faleschini, Renata Gilio, Walter Hoogerwerf, Jan Teunis ten Kate, Marco Lanna, Ismael Planelles Naya, Ana Rivero Esteban, Joeri Spijkers, Koen van Tienen, Pauline Trochu
Associated local architect
FRES architectes, Paris
Structural advisor.- EVP Ingénierie, Paris Acoustics.- Peutz & Associes, Paris Financial advisor.- Bureau Michel Forgue, Apprieu Roads & Utilities.- Servicad Ouest IDF, Cesson Sevigne Installation and Sustainability advisor.- INEX, Montreuil Landscape.- KAAN Architecten
Université Paris-Sud
Bâtiment 520, Rue André Rivière, 91400 Orsay. France
Design phase.- July 2012 – July 2014 Construction phase.- July 2014 – January 2018
Total floor area.- 10.000 sqm
Building costs
€ 20,000,000
SN Bloch, Blois (concrete and site work, waterproofing) Atelier Bois & Cie, Chaumont (steel construction) Arblade, Tremblay-en-France (facade cladding) Loison, Armentières (steel aluminium doors and windows) Slam Métallerie, Laon (metal work) IDS, Vaux le Pènil (interior walls) Sertac, Meudon (ceilings) Normen, Evreux (wooden doors and windows) Eurosyntec, Villeneuve le Roi (resin floors) Eliez, La Pleine St. Denis (PVC floor) Mabuleau, Fontaine le Comte (painting) Cofely Axima, Paris (installation water, plumbing and ventilation) Amica, Paris (installation electricity) Servicom, Paris (elevators) Fluides Concept, Le Perray en Yvelines (gas) Delagrave, Romilly sur Andelle (laboratories facilities) France Ingénierie Service, Salbris (planning, construction site management)

Kees Kaan. KAAN Architecten

KAAN Architecten is a Rotterdam based architectural firm operating in a global context and merging practical and academic expertise within the fields of architecture, urbanism and research on the built environment. The studio, led by Kees Kaan, Vincent Panhuysen and Dikkie Scipio, consists of an international team of architects, landscape architects, urban planners, engineers and graphic designers. KAAN Architecten believes in cross-pollination between projects and disciplines as an essential tool to fostering a critical debate within the studio.

Since the launch of the firm, KAAN Architecten has handled and supervised a wide range of projects, actively working with the private and the public sector, with project teams that become increasingly multidisciplinary and dynamic. KAAN Architecten maintains a culture of constant evolution, which is essential in a profession that changes at a rapid pace. KAAN Architecten seeks to uphold long-term relationships with its clients, consultants and partners.

KAAN Architecten’s projects transcend the traditional notion of scale and typology, ranging from furniture and interiors to urban development and from retail and offices to museums and buildings for health and education.

Selection of completed projects:

2017, B30 – Bezuidenhoutseweg 30, The Hague (NL)!
2016, De Bank – new KAAN Architecten’s office, Rotterdam (NL)
2016, Supreme Court of the Netherlands, The Hague (NL)!
2015, Provinciehuis of North-Brabant, ‘s-Hertogenbosch (NL)
2013, Dreamhouse, Rotterdam (NL)!
2013, Education Center Erasmus MC, Rotterdam (NL)!
2010, District Water Board Brabantse Delta, Breda (NL)
!2008, Crematorium Heimolen, Sint Niklaas (BE)!
2004, Netherlands Forensic Institute, The Hague

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