CNES offices, Kourou (French Guyana)

"Titan" building (3 floors) including offices, a conference room (99 people), meeting and training rooms as well as storage space on the site of the National Center for Space Studies in French Guyana ;
Post and beam structure in Angelica and Green Ebony / Balata hardwood, Solivium® floors (mechanical tests for the certification of Angelica floors) ; Mix of local wood species for the interior lining of the 3 floors.

Studies :

• Realization of all the graphic parts of the wood structure ;
• Technical studies (calculation notes) and economic studies (costing of the wooden structure) ;
• Assistance to the operations of reception of the works and follow-up of the building site ;
• Execution/size/fabrication/installation drawings.


  • Client : CNES (Centre National d'Etudes Spatiales) (Kourou, France)
  • Lead architect : JAG Architecture (Rémire-Montjoly, France)
  • Associate architect : Cottalorda / Pérès (Cayenne, France)
  • Structural wood engineering office : CBS (Rémire-Montjoly, France)
  • Living space : 2010 m²
  • Environmental approach : Démarche QEA (Amazonian Environmental Quality)
  • Total amount of work : 6,4 M € ex. VAT
  • Year of delivery : 2019


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