Located East of Orleans in Chalette-sur-Loing – on the industrial site where the group was founded – the building 507 will host Hutchinson’s future innovation center.

The large building existed before being renovated by Gustave Eiffel after the fire that had burnt the old royal paper manufacture in 1869.

The inside layout is highlighted by the outstanding metal framework.

A kitchen, an auditorium and an immersive virtual reality room compose the essential features around which are built large spaces to accommodate circulation, high footbridges and bleachers attached to a toboggan.

Wide open and adjustable, the place includes spaces dedicated to research, training, products presentation and results brought by the rubber industry.

The house underwent a complete thermal renovation with an outside isolation coupled with a great care to the natural light with sheds and glass roofs.

The emerging area West of the house is appealing to visitors, whereas you can find in the East an outdoor terrasse with a view on the entire site and a great insight on the lake too.



  • Name : 507 - Fab House
  • Client : Hutchinson
  • Place : Chalette-sur-Loing
  • Date : 2015
  • Mission : Full
  • Surface : 4 200 m²
  • Budget : N.C.
  • Architects : Encore Heureux
  • Team : Ligne BE (structure) + Innovation Fluides (fluids) + ATEC (economist) + Orythie (acoustic)
  • Photograph : Cyrus Cornut


510 Rue Gustave Nourry, 45120 Châlette-sur-Loing, France