© Copyright_Francis SOLER architecte It is the architect who designed the Ministry of Culture who designed the future Maison du numérique in Sarcelles.
The Maison du numérique project, led by the Roissy-Pays-de-France agglomeration community, in partnership with CY Cergy Paris University, is accelerating. Amaury de Saint-Quentin, the prefect of Val-d'Oise, visited the future site, next to the university institute of technology (IUT) of CY Cergy Paris University, in the heart of the priority district of politics from the city to Sarcelles.
A visit which took place following State funding of € 600,000 as part of the France Relance Plan. With a total cost of € 9.2 million excluding tax, more than half of which is financed by the urban community, it is also subsidized for € 1.9 million by the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF), € 750,000 by the Region and € 500,000 by the departmental council.
Laying the foundation stone before summer
This Digital House, whose work should begin in June, could be delivered at the end of 2022-beginning of 2023. The call for tenders was issued last Friday. The building was designed by the architect Francis Soler, to whom we owe in particular the Ministry of Culture or the EDF Research Center in Saclay (Essonne).
© Provided by Le Parisien Sarcelles, Tuesday February 16, 2021. The Digital House will be located next to the University Institute of Technology of CY Cergy Paris University. LP / Julie Olagnol.
Three audiences should come together: students, entrepreneurs and the population because it will bring together several structures dedicated to digital in one place. Starting with the “FacLab Numixs” currently hosted within the IUT. This clever name recalls the “Fab lab”, these digital manufacturing laboratories with many computer-controlled machines like 3D printers, but… within a university.
© Provided by Le Parisien Sarcelles, Tuesday February 16, 2021. Cutting-edge machines like this 3D scanner were presented to the prefect Amaury of Saint-Quentin. LP / Julie Olagnol
A “FacLab” to use cutting-edge machines
Amaury de Saint-Quentin took advantage of the trip to inquire about its operation and the interest that such a structure could arouse. Younès Gasmili, Fabmanager, presents a broken washing machine part. The 3D scanner makes it possible to model it, duplicate it and then print it. The piece is reproduced but in a more resistant version, a few minutes later.
“There are slots to reserve machines that people can use for free by bringing in their raw materials. Each machine requires training and the trained person can in turn train others. Because of the Covid, we are currently receiving three to five people a day, but when there are no more restrictions, we hope for hundreds of people, ”he explains.
© Provided by Le Parisien Sarcelles, Tuesday February 16, 2021. The Maison du numérique will bring together several structures dedicated to digital technology in the suburbs. LP / Julie Olagnol
The structure goes out to meet schoolchildren, who have for example made… a ruler to measure salamanders. “The goal is to spark the creativity of the people who will come here. They may know how to sew but know nothing about digital technology. They come to the FacLab to do their button… or set up a business project ”, explains Laurent Ricard, coordinator of the three FacLabs at CY Cergy Paris University.
Promote digital inclusion in the suburbs
The Digital House will also host the Numixs incubator, temporarily installed on avenue du 8 mai 1945 and which will eventually be able to accommodate 30 start-ups. It will also have 500 m 2 dedicated to young companies, its own amphitheater, a training space. All spread over three floors of 1,000 m 2 each, on a state-owned plot of 9,000 m 2 in total, where there is currently only lawn.
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“This house will participate in local economic development and will be an unprecedented boost in favor of digital inclusion. Its premises will accommodate young entrepreneurs, training courses for people remote from employment, artisans and traders wishing to achieve their digital transition and anyone wishing to take advantage of its tools and assistance ”, summarizes the prefect of Val-d 'Oise.
For Patrick Haddad (PS), the mayor of Sarcelles, the House will "bring digital technology here to the suburbs". With François Germinet, the president of the university, he is also thinking about an extension of the university on the Esplanade des Flanades. “If we revitalize the heart of the priority district of city policy with a university project, we will change the future of the city and of 25,000 young people. "