Since the start of the new academic year in September 2023, GEM students have had access to the school's brand-new eco-campus, located in the Newport Pantin district on the outskirts of Paris and described as the new Brooklyn by the New York Times.
It has been designed and furnished in accordance with the social and environmental responsibility of the Grenoble school: zero-waste, green surfaces to encourage biodiversity, close to public transport, offering modular and connected spaces, adapted to new teaching methods...
New Eco-Campus Paris
With its close proximity to Paris, the Newport district in Pantin is a unique place: marina, pedestrian walkways, public spaces, places with an artistic dimension, offices...
The Grenoble School of Management has chosen to locate its new campus in this rapidly changing ecosystem, which is home to such iconic companies as Chanel (Ateliers des métiers d'art), Hermès (Cité des métiers), the BETC advertising agency (Les Magasins Généraux), BNP (Les Grands Moulins), and the Banque de France. The intention was to make a strong contribution to the attractiveness of this area and laboratory of innovation.
A campus for the ecological transition
With a total surface area of 6,000 m², this campus is composed of two 6-storey buildings.
- Ecologically built, using bio-sourced materials, with a wood structure
- E+C- eco-certified (Positive Energy and Carbon Reduction
- Buildings, low CO2 emissions)
- Biodiversity certified
- With a green roof terrace with a view over the canal
Close to public transport to favour soft mobility
The campus includes:
- 1 auditorium with 273 seats + 5 seats PRM
- 19 HyFlex rooms: hybrid classrooms for simultaneous in-person and distance learning
- 1 cafeteria with 130 seats & a work café
- 4 multi-purpose project spaces
- 20 meeting rooms, cubicles, collaborative spaces
- 1 wellness area
- 1 learning centre
- 2 video recording studios
- Sitting - standing - lying work spaces
Everything is being done for a co-construction approach to learning
- The premises can be freely arranged by everyone: no classroom is fixed, all the furniture is mobile;
- The rooms are equipped with several writing surfaces and touch screens to facilitate project-based learning, to exchange data or to send them directly to teachers;
- Experimental spaces to physically test different environments;
design-thinking spaces to learn how to evolve in a VUCA (Volatile, Uncertain, Complex and Ambiguous) world;*
- Living spaces to encourage exchanges and encounters between the GEM public (students, professors, researchers, companies, etc.)
Diverse profiles and programs
The GEM Paris Campus mainly welcomes students in work-study programs, continuing education and international programs: