University building in France

Making space and leaving space – Preface by Herman Hertzberger 6
Target Issues for sustainable construction 12
Innovation and transferability 14
Environmental quality and resource efficiency 17
Ethical standards and social equity 18
Economic performance and compatibility 20
Contextual and aesthetic impact 23
Lacaton & Vassal Architects: Sustainable space makers – By Nathalie Janson 24
Nantes School of Architecture 32
The site 35
The architectural concept 36
The sustainable structure 45
The climatic performance 53
The sustainable school 56
The sustainable urban project 62
No room for standards in sustainable construction 68
Lacaton & Vassal Architects: Learning from Africa 74
Project data and addresses 84
Promoting and rewarding sustainable construction 88