Today, 12 buildings make up JUNIA's heritage. Scheduled over five years, the group's construction project includes a series of developments, renovations, demolitions, and new constructions, which will centre around four coherent blocks, each with its own specific features. Guided tour.
THE LE GRAND BLOCK : HEADQUARTERS & THE BACHELOR'S PROGRAMME
The former Albert Le Grand student residence will soon become the headquarters of JUNIA. Close to this administrative centre, the premises of the current ISA will tomorrow house all the bachelor's students classrooms; new links will be created between the different sectors of this block and up to the current J building. When? Soon! From the beginning of 2020, the renovation of the former Albert Le Grand student residence will begin, and it's set to be completed around January 2021, with the administrative teams arriving in early 2021. Further transformations within the current ISA will then take place gradually.
THE SÉGARD BLOCK : EXECUTIVE EDUCATION & THE STUDENT GUILD
Complementary to the neighbouring Le Grand block, the Ségard block will also host teaching spaces for bachelor’s students. The space also boasts a site dedicated to vocational training and welcoming companies, premises for alumni and a student guild, designed to bring together all the student associations in one place. This is also where the 'tomorrow's factory' testing ground will be set up.
Initial construction will begin in 2020 on the Norbert Ségard wing, with opening scheduled for 2021. The rest of the redevelopments will be progressively introduced between now and 2022-2023.
The Rameau block : A THIRD PLACE & FUTURE NUTRITION AND AGRICULTURE TESTING GROUND
What's that? For 25 years, the city has entrusted our association to use the Palais Rameau and its house and gardens. This is to be one of the new campus' most iconic sites. The fully equipped and renovated site will host co-working areas, work rooms, catering spaces, and function room. All together, this constitutes a third place and large-scale 'future nutrition and agriculture' testing ground. In fact, the site will simply be taking on its original intended use. From 1878, Charles Rameau longed for a place dedicated to horticulture, and to culture in general. When? The project has already begun, and the offices will be completed in December 2019. The initial construction phase, which will begin in early 2020 and span about a year and a half, will be focused on the restoration of the Palais Rameau itself, the neighbouring house, and the external facilities. Interior design will take place from April to July 2021. Opening is scheduled for September 2021!
Colson Block : EDUCATIONAL INNOVATION, RESEARCH, AND MASTER'S PROGRAMMES
What's that? The newly constructed Colson block will offer up 160,000 square feet of useable space. This agile space surrounding a vast atrium is the ideal setting to welcome our master's students, as well as testing grounds, laboratories, educational innovation areas, and a testing ground incubator that opens onto Boulevard Vauban... Making our activities more visible represents the very essence of what the architecture of higher education will look like in the future. The Career Centre and corporate areas will also be located within this complex. When? The ongoing construction that started last December will be followed by an initial demolition phase planned for summer 2020. All the construction projects will then be carried out progressively for completion between 2021 and 2024.