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Quai Building

Quai d'Orsay

At the Quai, Structural Work is Almost Complete

We’ve made lots of progress at 69, quai d’Orsay over the past few months!

After demolishing the small two-floor structure directly behind our existing Combes building, we’ve rebuilt a four-floor building in its place. This is the future home of our IT support unit, as well as a large classroom that will connect directly into the first floor of Combes. It will be an exceptionally beautiful and ecological section of our campus, as the façade will be entirely covered by a lush vertical garden, installed by the same company that is renovating the famous green wall at the Musée du Quai Branly. Work on our vertical garden will begin very soon and will be completed by the end of the summer.

In between this new rear building and the main ten-floor building facing the river on the Quai d’Orsay, the central part of the site will house another unique campus feature: The Atrium. Under a classic Parisian glass roof, with a direct view onto the vertical garden, this will be the most striking of the several open study spaces available to students. Earlier this month, we began installing the structure for the glass roof.

Along with these creating two key spaces, the construction team is currently replacing all the windows and completing the two staircases in the main building.

As we close out the long initial phase of major structural work, our teams are preparing for a busy summer devoted to installing the major building systems: plumbing, ventilation, heating and electricity.

The building is really starting to take shape. And now we’re looking forward to September, when we’ll be able to share all the progress we’ve made over the summer!

Get a sneak peak inside our new building with our recent video