The building is formed as a landscape of successive terraces covered with vegetation. This layout orients the whole plot towards the south, which provides maximum light to the courtyards, circulation areas and classrooms, that take full advantage of this high landscape. The area’s flexibility allows for multiple orientations, and viewpoints across the courtyards and the heart of the plot. At the north-east end, the most urban area, the student residence building is designed not to cast any shadow over the courtyards. Compact, it has 9 floors, and is surrounded by a double skin that is provided by an outside space. This extends the living area of each apartment and allows residents to benefit from a panorama view and a mostly east and west-facing orientation. This layout provides a comfortable light that can be individually managed thanks to fixed and sliding perforated metal panels.