Our residences

Designed with students in mind, the residences offer bright, comfortable living spaces as well as common spaces where residents can gather to cook, work and relax.

NEW STUDENT RESIDENCE

The Architectural Project


Following a competition where 30 architectural offices from around the world were invited to participate, a jury selected the project from Japanese architect Kengo Kuma, for its strength, sobriety and elegance. A highly original concept for a student residence, it facilitates movement, meetings and exchanges between residents via a walkway that contours the two buildings, connected by a footbridge.

Kengo Kuma’s project is notable for its freestanding roof, imaginative use of open and accessible space, and its careful consideration of solar protection and energy consumption.

Kengo Kuma


With offices in Tokyo and Paris, and as professor at the University of Tokyo’s Graduate School of Architecture, Kengo Kuma has gained a worldwide reputation for his work, which reinterprets Japanese traditions and integrates nature with urban settings. In Europe, he designed the Aix-en-Provence Conservatory of Music and Dance and the EPFL “Under One Roof” building. He has also been selected to design the main stadium for the Tokyo Summer Olympics in 2020.

EDGAR AND DANIÈLE DE PICCIOTTO STUDENT HOUSE