HEC Paris extends its development and opens new state-of-the-art academic building

5 June 2012

Alumni, journalists, faculty, staff and students will all gather together today to participate in an inauguration ceremony celebrating the opening of a new academic building on the campus in Jouy-en-Josas. The ceremony will be chaired by Pierre-Antoine Gailly - President of the Paris Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Henri Proglio - President of the HEC Paris Board, Chairman and CEO of EDF and Bernard Ramanantsoa- Dean of HEC Paris, in the presence of Jean d’Arthuys – President of the HEC Alumni Association and Daniel Bernard – Chairman of the HEC Foundation.

HEC Paris new academic building - 2012

The innovative design of the new HEC Paris building was crafted by David Chipperfield Architects. The buildings give a strong visual identity to HEC, creating a new entrance for the campus that is in harmony with the existing structures. A golden gleam of anodised aluminium ‘fins’ adds a rhythm to the façade, which stretches 126 metres long. This new, elegant building extends the educational and administrative space by 9,500m². Several lecture theatres and class rooms will be inaugurated in the name of generous donors from the HEC Foundation, many of whom will be present at the ceremony today.

‘Worldwide competition between business schools has come to a new level’, comments Pierre-Antoine Gailly - President of the Paris Chamber of Commerce and Industry. ‘Work spaces equipped with state-of-the-art technology today constitute a must-have that both the students and the professors consider when selecting a school. The Paris Chamber of Commerce and Industry is proud to support HEC Paris’ expansion plans for the future.’

The new building is a stimulating open learning environment that encourages interpersonal interaction. Advanced information technology and telecommunications solutions facilitate the exchange of ideas among participants in different locations around the world. It provides a shimmering new façade for HEC facing the existing main campus entrance and the future expansion.

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