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Launch of the building project of the future IP Paris Mechanical Center

30 Mar. 2021

Le bâtiment du futur Pôle Mécanique de l'Institut Polytechnique de Paris

The launch of the construction work on the Pôle mécanique marks a new stage in the deployment of the master plan for the campus of the Institut Polytechnique de Paris (IP Paris), which is designed to improve the working and living environment of its students, teacher-researchers and staff, while at the same time strengthening its attractiveness. Several other major infrastructures are underway and construction work on the Shared Teaching Building and the new SIRTA meteorological laboratory is making headways.

IP Paris, a public institution of higher education and research, brings together five leading French engineering schools - École polytechnique, ENSTA Paris, ENSAE Paris, Télécom Paris and Télécom SudParis - which pool their expertise in order to pursue two major ambitions:  to develop excellent training programs and cutting-edge research.

The future Pôle Mécanique, with a surface area of more than 10,000 m2, will bring together research laboratories in solid mechanics, hydrodynamics and living mechanics from the École Polytechnique and ENSTA Paris. It will be delivered in the second half of 2022.

Materializing the creation of the Department of Mechanics and Energetics of the Institut Polytechnique de Paris, this new building will bring together research teams from the Hydrodynamics Laboratory (LadHyX, CNRS/Ecole Polytechnique), the Solid Mechanics Laboratory (LMS, CNRS/Ecole Polytechnique) and the Institute of Mechanical Sciences and Industrial Applications (IMSIA, CEA/CNRS/EDF/ENSTA Paris)

In addition to the researchers from these laboratories, the Pôle Mécanique will bring together experimental and state-of-the-art measuring equipment, work and prototyping spaces as well as their technical teams.

This gathering within the Pôle Mécanique will make it possible to create a particularly attractive and internationally visible research cluster within the Institut Polytechnique de Paris and will be a showcase for the excellence of the Institut Polytechnique de Paris' mechanical research.

The consortium composed of Pascale Guédot Architect, Batiserf Ingénierie, Louis Choulet, CL-INFRA, Bureau Michel Forgue, Peutz & Associés / Casso & Associés / Transsolar SAS had been selected, in 2016, for the realization of this building for which the Ecole Polytechnique's Real Estate Department is the project manager.