Building 2 for des Métiers et de l’Artisanat Campus
Building 2 is part of the complex on the CMA Campus and its location defines its new access plaza, next to the impressive main headquarters, designed by Claus en Kaan.
Combining a hairdressing school, restaurant, student residence and rental offices
The programme contains varied uses: hairdressing school, campus restaurant, students’ dorms and offices for rent. Every use belongs on a different floor and has an independent entrance. The heterogeneity of the programme is kept hidden by a sober and homogeneous façade, as a response to the monumentality of the headquarters building. Only the more public premises of every use are brought forward by means of great windows or terraces, occasionally showing the building’s activity to the city. In the same way, the uses with greater activity, the restaurant and the hairdresser’s are concentrated on the elevation that overlooks the new plaza, with the idea of encouraging the coming together of the Campus activities and the citizens of Lille.