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By on March 11, 2019

Ecole Nationale Supérieure d’Architecture de Montpellier

Ecole d’architecture de La Réunion – add www.lareunion-rchi.fr to LINK 








Ecole d’architecture de La Réunion
Angle des rues du 20 décembre 1848 et de Cherbourg
BP 306/ 97827 Le Port Cedex

00 262 262 457 170

Official Focal Point
Pierre Rosier

Alternate Focal Point
Yann Fritz

Authority approving the partnership
Alain DEREY, director of Higher National school of Architecture of Montpellier



The School of Architecture of Reunion, a branch of the Higher National School of Architecture of Montpellier (ENSAM), after 30 years of existence, remains the only French-speaking public and European higher School of Architecture in existence in French overseas departments and in the southern hemisphere.

Financed by the French state, the ENSAM and three local government bodies – the Regional Council, the Departmental Council and the town council of the city of Le Port – it is also supported by a network of local companies.

The School prepares students for the Diploma in Architectural Studies (DEFA, Bachelor's degree) and the State Diploma in Architecture (DEA, Master's degree) in the field of architecture, towns and territories in tropical environments and with the perspective of preparing a Doctorate.

The School focuses on the living environment of the majority of the world's population and can, in this respect, be a channel for new forms of expression from the Southern hemisphere, as well as becoming a space for research and experimentation for alternatives to the dominant models in the Northern hemisphere. The teaching emphasises the notion of territory, organising partnerships and exchanges with local actors, and focuses its studies on tropical architecture.

The teaching team, composed of university lecturers, practitioners and professionals, promotes the development of types of design emphasising the human being, once more central to his environment.

Suggested Collaboration Opportunities
– expertise in architecture, urbanism, design.
– architectural and urbanism courses
– workshop with others partners
– research in tropical architecture
– symposia, seminars
Areas of Expertise related to UN-Habitat
  • Resilience
  • Reconstruction
  • Planning and Design
  • Land
  • Environment
  • Capacity Development