Located in Lyon 8 since its creation, the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) will soon move to brand new premises in the Gerland biodistrict. Delivery of the building is scheduled for the end of 2020. Selected by PROBIM Management AxeoBIM platform was deployed on the project as a collaborative BIM solution.

What is the IARC?

The International Agency for Research on Cancer (or IARC) is an intergovernmental organization for the promotion of cancer research, working on the causes and prevention of cancer. 

IARC contributes to the training and education of researchers from all over the world, especially those from developing countries. It also offers fellowships, courses and the dissemination of specialized publications.

Created in 1965 by the WHO (World Health Organization), it is attached to the United Nations (UN). Its historical headquarters were located in Lyon 8 since 1972. Showing signs of dilapidation, the decision was made to move to a brand new, modern and functional building.

The IARC project:

The future headquarters of the IARC will be built in Gerland, in the "biodistrict" district. The building will occupy the site where the French Blood Establishment (EFS) used to be, moving to Décines. 

With 11,300 m², this project will offer the organization :

7,150 m² of scientific space (laboratories, etc.),
1,600 m² for administrative, logistical and technical services,
2,500 m² with conference rooms, an auditorium, etc.

The new CIRC project is financed by the Metropolis of Lyon, the State and the Auvergne Rhône-Alpes region. It is one of the agglomeration's flagship projects for the coming years and has several strategic objectives, according to MET'Lyon:

The actors involved

For the design and implementation of this project, five applications were considered:

It is the project led by Demathieu Bardwith the architectural firms Art et Build Architectes and Unanime Architectes Lyon, was selected.

The company PROBIM Management was chosen for the deployment of BIM.

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