The Sanofi Val-de-Bièvre Campus was awarded on 4 December 2015 the SIMI Office Building Grand Prix in the New Building above 5,000 m² category.

Conceived as a true “urban campus”, the Val de Bièvre project is a compound of buildings on a human scale connected among each other, as well as a carefully-structured park, in which the buildings are immersed. It is developed along a leafy avenue that follows the course of the River Bièvre, which is reborn in this setting. The buildings are joined by footbridges and surrounded by walkways. The southbound avenue, where people circulate, as well as being a living space where people interact, defines the project’s identity by designing a true landscape that is open to the town and the sky.

This new project optimises the built-up surface of the site, lightening the perception of it, both via its integration in the town of Gentilly by means of the stepped terraces toward the streets, and via its open space feeling, thanks to the presence of gardens and its transparent surfaces, which are all naturally lit.





The spatial organisation of the campus makes it possible to combine functional efficiency with continuity of workspaces and a pleasant and comfortable environment. The arrangement of the surfaces looks ahead to the evolution of working methods in flexible spaces. This feature is matched by the common areas on the ground floor, like the 2 auditoriums that can be opened to the public, the meeting rooms’ village, the fitness centre, the health centre, the training centre, the company restaurants... These key areas are all bordered by the garden, offering constant continuity between interior and exterior.

The orientation of the buildings optimised for the sun’s path, the energy efficient façades that have different orientations, and the use of renewable energy sources all make this campus extremely environmentally-friendly. This project has obtained the Breeam Very Good and HQE passport exceptional certifications. Initiated by the REHAGREEN agency of BOUYGUES IMMOBILIER on behalf of the owner MACSF and the user SANOFI, this project has been developed in close cooperation with the Gentilly town hall and the town’s inhabitants.