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KAAN Architecten with EGM architecten in design competition of the Centre Hospitalier Universitaire in Nantes (France)

By KAAN Architecten
Feb 12, '14 6:02 AM EST
Implementation of future CHU on the Île de Nantes
Implementation of future CHU on the Île de Nantes

Together, KAAN Architecten and EGM architecten are about to draft a design for the new Nantes hospital. They will do this in consortium with the French J.Pierre Pranlas Descours Studio (JPPD) for urban development, the Dutch engineering office Valstar-Simonis, the French engineering office EVP Ingénierie and the Spanish Boma Inpasa. Furthermore French Philippe Talbot et Associés, Cicad Consultants, TN+ and Peutz et associés are in the team.

On the whole, the European consortium has managed to qualify out of 23 inscriptions together with 3 other teams: AIA architects, which will cooperate with the Portuguese Souto de Moura, the French-Belgian Art & Build which consists of Jean-Philippe Pargade, the Artelia study office and Signes Paysage for urban development and finally the French Reichen et Robert, which consists of Groupe 6 and the study offices Ingerop, Setec and Berim.

The project teams will have six months to submit a project proposal. By the end of 2014, a definitive choice will be made by Christiane Coudrier, the superintendent of CHU Nantes.

KAAN Architecten and EGM architecten cooperated before on the university grounds of the Erasmus Medical Center. EGM architecten is responsible for the new Erasmus MC, which will open its doors in 2017. KAAN realized the Education Center in 2012.


Program: restructuring of ‘île de Nantes’ hospital: oncologic institute and short-stay activities of four hospitals will be fused in one project integrating care, research and education as part of an urban renewal project

Location: Île de Nantes, Nantes, France

Client: CHU, Centre Hospitalier Universitaire, Nantes

Architect: KAAN Architecten in collaboration with EGM architecten

Design: 2014

Start construction: 2017

Completion: 2023

Size: 270.000sqm

Investment budget: approx. Eur 950 million


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