National Centre for Inclusive Education




EPAURIF / Rectorat d'Ile-de-France, Pôle Versailles


Ateliers 2/3/4/ (Architect et landscape designer) + Demathieu et Bard Ile-de-France (lead contractor) + Vertical Sea (Structural and façade engineer) + EODD (Environmental engineer) + ABC Décibel (Acoustics) + Batiss (Prevention / SSI) + Acceo (Accessibility engineer) + Duval Conseil (Universal inclusion strategy) + CRAM (Operation and maintenance)

Nature of the project

Public equipment, Education, Landscape design


Global performance contract for the design, construction, operation and maintenance of the Pôle National d'Eduction Inclusive (PNEI) to be located on the Cergy Paris Université campus (ROPITAL site).
Bringing together the INSHEA and INSPE Ile-de-France premises in a new building. A university training centre dedicated to the training of National education staff in the management of people with disabilities. The PNEI is set to become the showcase example for inclusion training in France. A connected, committed and generous project, designed as a dry trades process using bio-sourced materials (mixed wood-concrete structure, timber-framed façade walls, traditional framework) and with first-rate environmental performance (E3C2 certification).


Architecture et aménagement paysager

Selection method



In progress


Surface of the project : 4900m² SU, 6400m² SDP.
Land area: 5,400m², including 2,300m² of protected landscaped area.


2022 - 2025

Certifications and labels targeted

E+C- Certification, E3C2 Level
Francilian Sustainable Building, Silver Level Certification


Competition phase: 3D digital model
Preliminary design: Development using BIM2 collaborative process


© Ateliers 2/3/4/

The establishment of the Pôle National d’Education Inclusive* will strengthen the Saint-Germain-en-Laye university campus, which was created at the beginning of the 20th century and is home to INSPE and Ecole de Sciences Politiques.

INSHEA moves closer to INSPE in order to create a unique and pioneering centre of educational excellence.

Thinking about the relocation of this prestigious establishment means going beyond the programme, preserving the spirit of the relationship with the nature of the current site, making the building part of the genius of the place, interacting with what already exists and designing tailor-made spaces for the inclusion of the public.

The PNEI is campus

The building is set into the site like a pavilion, detached from its boundaries and surrounded by nature. It is identifiable by its strong, simple and compact form. The uniqueness of the building expresses the unity of operation of the services, easily understood by users. A rational and flexible building, it will be able to evolve with its uses over time, in the service of people.

The PNEI is organic and ecological

The building is divided into three distinct layers that interact with the site and display its qualities of use: the raised wooden body, the recessed transparent ground floor with its entrance sequence surrounded by vegetation, and the recessed attic storey (R+3) offering a large terrace for office use.

This stratification reduces the visual impact on the site and gives a reduced scale of a 2-storey building that matches the scale of the existing campus.

The architecture is inspired by the characteristics of the remarkable resort architecture of the existing campus: exposed trusses, balconies forming awnings, roofs. The building is open, welcoming and bright, with a façade that supports a wide range of uses.

The PNEI is inclusive.

Pathways and their legibility are at the heart of the design. Attention is paid to every detail of the building: accessibility, neutral, natural and soothing colours, universal signage.The walls are curved, the walkways not regular.Set to become a showcase for French excellence in inclusion training, the PNEI is simple, easy to read, warm and pleasant to live in on a daily basis, promoting independence for all.

*On 9 March 2023, the consortium made up of Demathieu & Bard Bâtiment IDF (leader), Ateliers 2/3/4, Builders & Partners, CRAM SAS, EODD Ingénieurs Conseils and ABC Décibel was named winner of the global performance contract for the design, construction, operation and maintenance of the future Pôle National d’Education Inclusive (PNEI).