The Sophia Antipolis science park, the first of its kind in Europe, is home to a great number of high-tech enterprises from across the world:
-over 1,400 companies (mainly in the high-tech sector)
-30,000 employees (more than half of whom are executives)
-2,400 hectares in a well preserved natural setting.
The technology park adopts the latest urban planning strategies. A series of action plans is under way to revitalize the technology park with the renovation of existing districts, the design of mixed-use office/housing developments, the creation of a new St Philippe district and the launch of a local transport network.
Here, too, all new construction will meet sustainable development requirements and systematically take into account the recommendations of the Grenelle Environment Forum.
The ATMAN ECOLLINES CAMPUS project is bound to welcome the ATMAN center of osteopathy, major element of the ECOLLINES CAMPUS real estate program, that is 21 000 net sq.m. in total, as it will also integrate a student residence.
Two key elements are standing out:
* The treatment of the roofs which combines green spaces to partially retain rain waters and 750 sq.m. of photovoltaic or thermal solar panels
* The vertical distribution of the center, from the car park below, by a panoramic elevator connected with the main entrance by a metallic footbridge.
The project will clearly be identified by this light and spectacular structure which is characterized by an optimization of the operation of the zones dedicated to work, care and relaxation, together with a good integration in the natural environment and the attention paid to environmental protection as it satisfies the new requirements promulgated in construction and enegry consumption. Finally, this program with its patio, terraces and outside open areas, was conceived to allow a possible requalification of spaces used in offices.
Architects: Dan COSTA FORU / Archi & partners International
Owner: CARI SAS
Budget: 6,3 M€
Surface: 3 499 m²
Start of the work : Autumn 2010
Due date: Winter 2011
The development principles of Sophia Antipolis largely contribute to high quality of life, which fosters creativity and productivity and comforts worldwide specialists that Sophia Antipolis is the perfect choice.
- 2,400 hectares (1/4 of the area of Paris)
The project Natura 2 is an building exemplary in terms of sustainable development. This project will propose a positive energy balance, abiding by the rules and covering the needs of tis users.
Both buildings will offer two levels realized with local stones and each will be divided in eight 150 net sq.m. lots, the total covering 2,900 sq.m.
- Architect: Eric Daniel-Lacombe
- Owner: Périal
- Due date : 2012
Located in a 4.5 hectare plot at the gates to Vallauris, this project of about 15 000 m2 fulfi ls a double aim for this area. The conception of this activity park is designed to preserve and highlight the greenery of the landscape whilst enhancing the St. Bernard business and industrial park.
Five buildings, dedicated to commercial activities, an office block and a hotel are laid out on either side of a pedestrian walkway which leads to the top of the site.
Representing the true “backbone” of the project, this path, completely clear of any vehicles, allows one to admire a landscape of terraced greenery, bordered by wooden buildings of a contemporary design, measuring no more than 9 metres high.
Architect: Jean-Michel Wilmotte & Associés
A series of action plans is under way to revitalize the technology park with the renovation of existing districts, the design of mixed-use office/housing developments, the creation of a new St. Philippe district and the launch of a local transport network. Here, too, all new construction will meet sustainable development requirements and systematically take into account the recommendations of the Grenelle Environment Forum.
Delivered this year:
DRAKKAR II (6,000m²) by Directoire Finance Holding brings to market a business center (56 offices in over 2,000 m²) for tertiary sector pprofessionals and 4,000 m² of classic office space for rental. Ecolucioles (6,000 m²), developed by the CARI group, represents the first HEQ-certified office development in the Alpes-Maritimes.
A new area is being created in the technology park (43,000 sq.m), combining an urban neighbourhood with shops, housing and restaurants, and the future STIC campus.
This new sector will regroup the Campus STIC (22,000m²), a higher education and research site dedicated to New Technology for Information and Communication envisaged by Jean-Michel Wilmotte, as well as an urban neighborhood (11,000m²) which will be executed by Kaufman & Broad, and include shops, restaurants, housing and offices.
And it was once again the project’s environmental qualities that won over the jury.
Whilst all of the project’s housing programs will conform to the environmental norms laid down in President Sarkozy’s Grenelle de l’Environnement in terms of energy performance between now and 2012, the project will also demonstrate the purpose of sustainable development once the work starts in 2010. Scheduled for completion in 2012, the project will also provide Sophia Antipolis with all the elements that the leading French and international groups believe they need to reflect their commitment to sustainable development.
In a highly secured space, E-GOLF terraces welcome companies looking for confidentiality with needs comprised between 50 and 1,500 sq.m.
Those two leveld buildings are sometimes half buried to respect the topography.
Architect: JMS Architecte
Owner: Cyrius d'Arclais
Budget: 16,5 M€
Surface: 9,000 sq.m
Due date: 2013
"Les Photons" is a project of 2,140 sq.m with a photovoltaic roof. The project do respect the environment and aim at producing a postive enegry balance thank to the 1,300 sq.m. of 180 KW photovoltaic roof.
- Architect: Philippe MOONENS
- Owner: AXUN company
- Due date : Late 2010
The STIC campus in Sophia Antipolis is one of the flagship projects, offering employers not only an incomparable talent pipeline but also a collaborative approach to research. In addition, a chain of innovation linking research laboratories, business incubators, investors, etc. will work on behalf of business start-ups in the fields of ICT, health and the environment, three of the Côte d’Azur's key centers of excellence.
Budget: 72 million€
Land: 14 hectares
Total surface: 20,500 sq.m to be built
Work start date: The first Stone of the ICT Campus was laid on December 14,2009
Architect : Jean-Michel Wilmotte & Associés
Owner: Conseil général des Alpes-Maritimes
Due date: mid 2001 to January 2012
Built on a hill, the project was bound to respect the natural forested site and the biodiversity.
The 20,000 net sq.m on 4 hectares will host buildings rated "low-consumption". The project is divided in four sub-programa; the first one will offer 300 student apartments, 3,800 sq.m. of offices, dividable in 200 net sq.m units and most of the 530 parking spaces.
Architect: Agence Nicolas MICHELIN/Georges DIKANSKY
Owner: Bouygues Immobilier
Budget (1st sub-program): 18 M€
Surface : 12,000 sq.m in 4 sub-program on 4 hectares
Due date: June 2012