Bioclimatic greenhouses at the Cité des Sciences et de l'industrie

Architect : Adrien FAINSILBER & Peter RICE

Project details

  • Reference : 2012-033
  • Project manager(s) : François GRAVELINE
  • Previous project manager(s) : Joseph BENEDETTI
  • Expertises : Maintenance - Rehabilitation
  • Client : OPPIC
  • Localisation : Paris
  • Glass : V.E.A
  • Programme : Museum / Cultural center
  • Work : Rehabilitation

Designed in 1983 by Adrien Fainsilber and Peter Rice, the greenhouses of the City of Science and Industry in Paris are a landmark in point-fixed structural glass systems. However, the building has been maintained over the past 20 years, and some glass has been broken. During the diagnosis phase, we highlighted that the structural design does not allow the structure to breathe freely. Dirt may have started to obstruct relative rotations that may have resulted in broken glass - even though the causes are certainly multiple.