Inauguration of new academic building; a new identity for HEC, a new page in its history #130

To conclude HEC’s project ‘130 years of inspiration’, a new date is to be added to the School’s rich history, which we have been revisiting over the past 130 days. From the opening of the Business School in 1881 on rue de Tocqueville, to the inauguration of the campus in Jouy-en-Josas in 1964 by General de Gaulle, today, on 15 June 2012, the President of the Paris Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Pierre-Antoine Gailly, and the Dean of HEC, Bernard Ramanantsoa, will inaugurate a new state-of the-art building, equipped with the latest technology.  These three dates mark one ambition which the School has been building on for the past 130 years. This fine structure, designed by David Chipperfield Architects, will contribute to the creation of a new and strong visual identity for HEC, thanks to its golden facade which stretches over 126 metres and offers over 9,500m2 of pedagogical and administrative space. We wish happiness and success to the staff, professors and students who will benefit from these infrastructures and who, together, will contribute to enriching the next 130 years of HEC’s history.