The final bid submitted in November 2015 won over Aix-Marseille University, leading to a partnership contract of several thousand pages signed on Friday, 29 April 2016.
100% connected buildings
The contract covers the renovation and operation of a property complex designed by SCAU and Rémy Marciano Architecture. The complex has about 32,000 m2 of usable space, which is mainly intended for teaching and research activities (research laboratories, teaching and ongoing training classrooms, common areas, etc.). It will also house a new "campus centre", offering all kinds of services aimed at students (university library, international welcome centre, exhibition and seminar spaces, conference rooms, student life associations, etc.). This campus centre will be located in the emblematic "Hexagon" building. "The new Hexagon is a welcoming building that goes far beyond functionality. Its informal spaces offer plenty of opportunities for everyone to meet and talk. It has been designed to be the first Learning Centre truly worthy of that title in France, a source of international prestige for AMU, a space that is connected to intellectual exchanges and pursuits," said Rémy Marciano, one of the project architects.
Ultimately, the Luminy Campus will be fitted with state-of-the-art equipment, making it a global benchmark of excellence. Beyond the buildings covered by the contract, the campus will also be provided with high-performance sport facilities (TechnoSport gymnasium, TechnoForme, athletic field, etc.) and new exterior spaces, all within a safe environment.
Bouygues Bâtiment Sud-Est's work will begin in early 2017 and end in early 202
The consortium led by Bouygues Bâtiment Sud-Est is made up of:
Maintenance and upkeep for 25 years
When the buildings are opened to the public, the consortium will have not only focused on making them comfortable, but also on providing responsive, efficient maintenance that will help all those who work on campus. For 25 years, the maintenance and upkeep will be provided by Bouygues Energies & Services, whose expertise comes from five key strengths:
• Maintenance that starts with the design phase of the project to limit the costs and the need for maintenance projects.
• A maintenance team that is completely involved during the construction phase.
• Close collaboration with AMU's technical services to ensure consistent maintenance operations across the campus.
• A team of four people who are always on site, with a pool of equipment and tools to carry out maintenance operations as soon as they are needed.
• Proven expertise and innovative technical solutions.
Thank you to Anne Villard for launching this project, to Olivier Dequatre for getting it signed, and to Laurent Blas and his team (which is still being formed) who will breathe life into this new Campus!