La Galerie d’Architecture in Paris presents an exhibition on the latest works by French architects VIB Architecture. This architecture practice has become renowned by their work in the design and construction of some of the most relevant recent scientific facilities in France, comprising the Neurocampus in Bordeaux, Silos 13 in Paris, MTC in Rouen, ENSICAEN Engineering school in Caen, INSERM Cancer Research Centre in Toulouse, EASE in Strasbourg and Institut de l’Audition in Paris.
VIB Architecture. Ouvert au Public
May 23 – June 17, 2017
La Galerie d’Architecture
11 Rue des Blancs Manteaux, Paris
VIB architecture presents a kaleidoscopic view of the schemes it has built across France since 2009 through an exhibition that displays the design and construction phases in parallel. The firm founded by Bettina Ballus and Franck Vialet is opening up its offices and taking down the site screens so it can share the results of its research into the laboratories of tomorrow. For once, these buildings of public interest will be open to the public…
Because the protean nature of scientific inquiry means space must be continuously adaptable, these projects call for a versatile, three-dimensional architecture. The highly technical environment in which scientists work must not be an anonymous machine; rather, it must convey a strong and attractive image, identifiable around the world, while putting its users’ well-being to the fore. Only by incorporating time and human factors can buildings have life and meaning.
VIB Architecture first gained recognition in 2005, when it won Le Moniteur magazine’s Prix de la Première OEuvre for the Neuroimaging Center in Caen. Since then, the firm has enhanced its reputation through several iconic projects, including one of its most singular designs, Silos 13 in Paris, delivered in 2014, and the new Neurocampus in Bordeaux, completed in 2016.