New building

Our new NeuroPSI building was funded through the “Investissements d’Avenir” programme. This building was built near NeuroSpin, the imaging and cognitive science centre, within the CEA research centre in Saclay.

Together NeuroPSI and NeuroSpin, form NeuroSaclay, the neuroscience cluster of the University of Paris-Saclay.

The building was delivered to CNRS and Université Paris-Saclay in the summer of 2020 and will house NeuroPSI teams and services in the fall of 2021.

The project was undertaken by the CEA as project owner, and is part of the “Campus Operations” and “Scientific and technological development of the Saclay plateau” actions.

  • Scientific directors of the project: Philippe Vernier (CNRS), François Rouyer (CNRS)
  • Project manager: Xavier Charlot (CEA)

They were supported by a team made up of CNRS, Université Paris-Saclay and CEA staff:

  • Project management and engineering: N. Brousse-Ducrocq and Y. Guillaume (CEA)
  • Operations manager: C. Beauchesne (CEA)
  • Laboratories: V. Rousseau (CNRS) and JM. Hermel (CNRS)
  • Animal facilities: V. Lavallée (CNRS) and M-E. Schwartz (CNRS)
  • IT and Networks: B. Martin (CNRS) and N. Lemaitre (CNRS)
  • Building & Relocation manager: S. Ceresiani (CNRS)
  • CNRS coordination: P. Madrières (CNRS)

Architectural firms:

  • DIETMAR FEICHTINGER ARCHITECTES: commissioned architects
  • CELNIKIER & GRABLI ARCHITECTES: co-contracting architects

Total surface area including technical rooms and circulation: 18576 m2
Floor area: 16262 m2
Useful area: 11800 m2
Height of the building: 20 metres (ground floor + 3 levels and a half basement)