A 17th Century Palace Turned Research Center

Studio Makkink & Bey convert the 17th century Hotel Dupanloup into a University Research Center.

Hotel Dupanloup in Orléans (France), served as a bishops palace until 1905, but recently it has gone under a complete renovation by a Dutch design firm named Makkink & Bey. The beautiful space houses a very contemporary Research Center for the University of Orléans.
Dupanloup was originally built in 1635 to 1665, and since, the space has been used a many functions, from a city museum, to a military hospital and public library to a research center now.

The contrast of the geometric contemporary furniture with the classic architecture gives this space such an interesting look.