Research

Projects

Experimental: wind loading on the 1:200 scale model of the building and 1:50 model of the louver flaps

Digital: risk of condensation under the louver flaps

Digital: louver flap loading studies

Experimental: preliminary wind loading on the 1/50 scale model of the new louver flaps, smoke extraction engineering and fire resistance study of the canopy roof.

  • Location  Paris
  • Clients  VIRY LAUBEUF SEMPARISIENNE
  • Architects  Patrick Berger et Jacques Anziutti
  • Years  2009, 2011

Experimental / Digital: characterizing the effects of wind on the site using a 1/500 scale model
Experimental: wind loading study on a 1:250 scale model of the building and a 1/75 model on the sails

  • Location  Paris
  • Clients  Bouygues Bâtiments
  • Architects  Shigeru Ban Architects Europe - Jean de Gastines Architectes
  • Years  2013

Digital: calculation of wind characteristics

  • Digital: driving rain
  • Digital: preliminary wind loading (sails)
  • Experimental: wind loading study on a 1/150 scale model
  • Location  Paris
  • Clients  Fondation Louis Vuitton RFR
  • Architects  Frank Gehry
  • Years  2007 - 2011

Experimental: wind loading study on a 1:250 scale model of the building and a 1/50 model of the solar panels.

  • Location  Paris
  • Clients  Bouygues Bâtiments
  • Architects  Renzo Piano
  • Years  2012 - 2013

Experimental: wind loading and comfort study on a 1/250 scale model
Experimental: wind, snow and ice loading study on prototypes on full-size models of the polycarbonate tubes
Acoustics: prediction of noise pollution in the vicinity of the stadium.

  • Location  Lille
  • Clients  Eiffage
  • Architects  Valode & Pistre Pierre Ferret
  • Years  2009 - 2011

Experimental: wind loading study on 1/200 and 1/300 scale models (greater comfort on esplanade).

  • Location  Paris
  • Clients  Eiffage Construction
  • Architects  Johan Otto von Spreckelsen Paul Andreu Erik Reitzel
  • Years  1984, 2014

Experimental: wind loading and comfort study on a 1/250 scale model.

  • Location  Paris
  • Clients  Unibail Rodamco
  • Architects  Jean-Paul Viguier
  • Years  2008 - 2011

Experimental: wind loading and comfort study on a 1/200 scale model
The Philharmonie de Paris (symphony hall) asked for the CSTB's assistance in designing and optimizing the artificial lighting of the main concert hall of the complex. The aim was to fulfill as precisely as possible the requirements of the architect. A covered outdoor space, known as the Grotto, was also studied in terms of its natural lighting.

  • Location  Paris
  • Clients  Association Philharmonie de Paris
  • Architects  Atelier Jean Nouvel
  • Years  2008 (vent), 2013 (éclairage)

Experimental: wind loading and comfort study on a 1/250 scale model + dimensioning of the double-skin envelope 'scales' on a 1/50 scale model
Digital: driving rain.

  • Location  Paris
  • Clients  GTM
  • Architects  Christian de Portzamparc
  • Years  2012-2014

Experimental: wind loading and comfort study on a 1/200 scale model
Acoustics: acoustic study of the stadium.

  • Location  Lyon
  • Clients  Vinci Construction Foncière du Montout
  • Architects  Populous
  • Years  2008-2013

Experimental: wind loading and comfort study on a 1/250 scale model.

  • Location  Lyon
  • Clients  VP & Green
  • Architects  Valode & Pistre
  • Years  2011