A base camp.
A futuristic hub with exceptional resources in the heart of Provence.
thecamp is exemplary in terms of aesthetics, innovation, environmental performance & landscape integration.
Award-winning architect Corinne Vezzoni designed thecamp as a concept location, an “Object-World“ powerfully encompassing the campus' ambitions.
thecamp, a living-place for an ecosystem of innovators.
It was conceived as a real life showroom where emerging technology and innovation is demonstrated and used by campers. It also offers outstanding resources to both accelerate and decelerate: maker-lab, innovative sports amenities, meditation areas, open theater, experimental vegetable patch...
The architect's story
Canopy structure / incubators
Surface of the canopy: 6 729 m2
Number of pylons: 24
Metal structure: 528 linear meters
Structure's weight: 600 tons
Making of one pylon: 300 hours of work
Number of bolts: 7 560
Canopy's average height: 10 m
Duration of studies related to the canopy (wind/snow/rain/comfort): 8 months
Volume of rain collected: 250 m3/h of rainwater per impluvium
Surface: 17 acres
Number of initial trees: 272
Number of future trees: 272
Delta height top/bottom: 12 m
Building impact on ground: 5 640 m2 (8 % of the ground's surface)
- 20% on housing
- 40% on incubators
Development & workforce
18 months study before launching construction
18 months construction
Maximum number of people working on the construction site: 140
Wooden floors: 3 453 m2
Outdoor walkway wooden floors: 1 944 m2
Wooden indoor dividing walls: 3 162 m2
Wooden poles: 804 lm
Wooden beams: 1 154 lm
Openwork wooden façade: 13 110 lm
Wooden cladding: 1 342 m2
Concrete: 4 167 m3 of casted concrete
Incubators' curved glass surface: 1 943 m2
Vegetal rooftop on housing building 1: 465 m2
Number of doors: 405
Weight of the project 3D-file (Archicad): 2 Go
Weight of architect data since sketching: 422 Go
Weight of exchanged data: 10 To