INRA (Institut National de la Recherche Agronomique)

Jouy-en-Josas, France
Brullmann-Crochon + Associés
5 900 m²
Our services
Ingénierie structure,
fluides et études HQE

This construction and extension project consists of the construction of a new 5924 m² building for use as laboratories, offices, technical platform, a logistics area and animal experimentation facility.
This laboratory’s research focus will relate primarily to the microbiology of the human food chain, with four objectives: to improve food hygiene safety and contribute to risk prevention, to reduce microbial risks in animal health, to improve the quality of fermented food through the microbial agents employed, and to acquire generic microbiological knowledge in INRA’s fields of operation. The development of a microscopy technical facility will involve the restructuring of a portion of an existing building to which the new building will be connected.

Our design is based primarily on an operational risk analysis focusing on several issues: types of risks, design and fit-out of premises, design of specialist facilities, choice of instrumentation, specific prevention and protection measures, ventilation, compressed and/or liquefied gases, supplies and waste, hazard signage, organisation of laboratory safety , use of equipment, handling of chemical substances, work by external personnel, incident management, accident management, changes in the operation and fit-out of the laboratories.