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The ensa-v

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The ENSA-V, National School of Architecture of Versailles, is a higher education state school under Ministry of Culture and Communication supervision (in charge of Architecture and Heritage). The ensa-v ranks among the 20 state schools that offers higher education in the field of architecture and enables its students to obtain their State Diploma in architecture at the close of a five-year course.
Its primary goal is to train architects capable of exercising a range of professional practices and ready to accomplish new assignments in order to meet the ecological and sociological intricacies of the surrounding world.

 


1041 students,
453 BA students of which 153 enrolled as 1st-year students,
400 MA students of which 63 are on a long studies abroad programme,
31 doctoral students,
149 State Diploma graduates in 2016,
150 teachers (architects , town planners, engineers, visual artists, historians ...) of which 70% are architects,
59 administrative, technical, workers' and services staff;
An area of 11 500 m² (Petite écurie : 8000 m², Maréchalerie-Forge : 3500 m²).
A research lab,
A school library, a 160-seat amphitheater, a 250-seat auditorium,
An IT area (1 open-service room and 3 classrooms),
3 workshops for students open on a permanent basis,
2 exhibition areas (the Rotonde, the Forge courtyard),
A contemporary arts center,
2 cafeterias

 

 


 

A privileged situation within a cultural and academic environment in full expansion

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Of the six schools in the Paris region, the ensa-v boasts a privileged geographic situation. Situated within the heart of Versailles, opposite the palace, the school is in the direct vicinity of the capital and its Mecca of culture but also close to the peripheral urban fabric, at the crossroads between urbanization and the rural world.
This location opens up a wide range of fields of investigation by offering hands-on access to existing urban sites as well as to sites undergoing extensive change or indeed even still entirely virgin.
The school is located within the buildings listed on the historical register of the 'Petite écurie du Roy and the Maréchalerie' of the Château de Versailles estate. The 'Petite écurie' offers a multi-functional platform on the second floor, featuring project rooms, classrooms, a workshop, IT rooms and photo lab, amphitheaters and admin offices.
The 1st floor features two big 350 m² workshops open to students of all years on a permanent basis. On the ground floor, a huge arched nave has been fitted out as the school library.


Recently renovated and extended premises
The fitting out of the Maréchalerie and the Forge carried out by the architects A. Beckmann, F. N'Thépé, and F. Vialet in 2005, has equipped the school with a cafeteria, a 250-seat auditorium, classrooms and seminar rooms, research labs, a "modelling" area and a vast room for workshops. Interior renovation has also been carried out in the 'Petite écurie' by J. Moussafir (admin, information point), A. Robain and C. Guieysse (south staircase rooms).

 
 

Getting there

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Train station Versailles Rive Gauche (Paris Invalides RER C)
Train station Versailles Rive Droite (Paris Saint-Lazare)
Train station Versailles Chantiers (Paris Montparnasse)

Bus 171 departing from Pont de Sèvres
Motorway A13 or A86, exit Versailles Château

Car parks: one at the Château (Place d'Armes) and one off Avenue de Sceaux
Car park at the Maréchalerie (for students who have a badge)

 

ensa-v
5, avenue de Sceaux
BP20674 - 78006 Versailles Cedex
Tel. 33 (0)1 39 07 40 00
Fax 33(0)1 39 07 40 99
ensav@versailles.archi.fr
www.versailles.archi.fr