École Nationale Supérieure D’Architecture de Strasbourg (ENSAS)
The École Nationale Supérieure d’Architecture de Strasbourg[ENSAS] is a higher education institution, one of twenty French schools of architecture under the supervision of the Ministry of Culture. It is located in the Upper Rhine metropolitan region, at the heart of an inter-European area of six million inhabitants. She has been associated with the University of Strasbourg since 2012. Each year, ENSAS trains nearly 800 students. More than a hundred lecturers and speakers from all disciplinary fields and an administrative team of about forty people are involved in this training.
ENSA Strasbourg carries out all the tasks assigned to architecture schools, from initial training in architecture (Licence and Master’s degrees), through continuing education and the doctoral cycle, to the dissemination of knowledge and practices in the international scientific and professional community.
Architecture, Urban Morphology and Project Laboratory (AMUP)
The Laboratory Architecture, Urban Morphology and Project (AMUP) is a mixed research unit (EA 7309 host team) specialized in architectural design, urban projects and the democratization of social and technical skills. The multidisciplinary team is composed of anthropologists, artists, geographers, historians, landscape architects, philosophers, psycho-sociologists, sociologists and urban planners from ENSAS and INSA Strasbourg, who work to develop research in architecture and urban planning. The laboratory’s research takes into account the issues of sustainable development and climate change, both in terms of architecture and in terms of metropolitan areas and cross-border cultures.
The Chair of Innovative Metropolitan Mobility (IMM Chair)
The Chair of Innovative Metropolitan Mobility Chair (IMM Chair) is a place for research, experimentation and training on sustainable mobility in contemporary metropolises in relation to the architecture of cities and territories. It was created in 2015 by a partnership between ENSA Strasbourg, the College of Architecture and Urban Planning (CAUP) of Tongji University (Shanghai, China), and SYSTRA, an international leader in public transport systems, and accredited in 2016 by the Ministry of Culture and Communication. It aims to develop fundamental research through seminars, symposia, publications and research programmes; teaching (Master’s and Doctorate courses); and research-action with Fablabs on innovative mobility. It organises interdisciplinary actions (architects, urban planners, sociologists, engineers) with elected representatives, representatives of public authorities and mobility industrialists in Europe and China. The Chair is part of the “Metropolisation” axis of the AMUP laboratory (EA7309), ENSA Strasbourg, and integrates the Double Master in Architecture and Urbanism (CAUP-Tongji / ENSAS) created in 2014.
For the SUMO project, the architectural and urban researchers of the IMM Chair team are responsible for the cartographic spatialization – 2D and 3D – of the multiscale registration of sustainable mobility scenarios in Strasbourg’s urban architecture.